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lament
used in Oliver Twist

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to express grief or regret
  • Having uttered those words in a most lamentable and heart-broken tone: to the immeasurable delight of her hearers: Miss Nancy paused, winked to the company, nodded smilingly round, and disappeared.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (68% in)
  • When Noah saw that the intelligence he communicated perfectly paralysed Mr. Bumble, he imparted additional effect thereunto, by bewailing his dreadful wounds ten times louder than before; and when he observed a gentleman in a white waistcoat crossing the yard, he was more tragic in his lamentations than ever: rightly conceiving it highly expedient to attract the notice, and rouse the indignation, of the gentleman aforesaid.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (16% in)
  • But, as neither of these criminals answered to the name of Oliver, or knew anything about him, Nancy made straight up to the bluff officer in the striped waistcoat; and with the most piteous wailings and lamentations, rendered more piteous by a prompt and efficient use of the street-door key and the little basket, demanded her own dear brother.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (82% in)
  • Oliver did as the old lady bade him; and, although she lamented grievously, meanwhile, that there was not even time to crimp the little frill that bordered his shirt-collar; he looked so delicate and handsome, despite that important personal advantage, that she went so far as to say: looking at him with great complacency from head to foot, that she really didn't think it would have been possible, on the longest notice, to have made much difference in him for the better.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (19% in)
  • The only reply to this, was a great number of loud lamentations from the young woman who had embraced him; and who had a little basket and a street-door key in her hand.
    Chapter 15 — Showing How Very Fond of Oliver Twist, The Merry Old.... (72% in)
  • Mr. Fagin did not seek to conceal his share in the catastrophe, but lamented with tears in his eyes that the wrong-headed and treacherous behaviour of the young person in question, had rendered it necessary that he should become the victim of certain evidence for the crown: which, if it were not precisely true, was indispensably necessary for the safety of him (Mr.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (6% in)
  • The two old crones, chiming in together, began pouring out many piteous lamentations that the poor dear was too far gone to know her best friends; and were uttering sundry protestations that they would never leave her, when the superior pushed them from the room, closed the door, and returned to the bedside.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (64% in)
  • Oliver was surprised to see that as Mrs. Maylie said these words, she checked her lamentations as though by one effort; and drawing herself up as she spoke, became composed and firm.
    Chapter 33 — Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences.... (35% in)

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