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lament
used in A Streetcar Named Desire

11 uses
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Definition
to express grief or regret
  • All day I've kept hearing a sort of lament that drifts through the air of this place. It says, 'Lost, lost, never to be found again.'
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (83% in)
lament = an expression of grief (in this case, in the form of sad music)
  • There is a pause/allowed by the' Lament'.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 (79% in)
  • The lamentation is heard very faintly.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 (84% in)
  • Pause: 'Lament'.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 (98% in)
  • The 'Lament' is heard.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 (11% in)
  • He remains by the open shutters, looking out as the Lament in the air continues.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 (13% in)
  • And sometime, during that time, you got something besides your gigolo fee from Minnie and passed it on to my sister, my little sister that had hardly even heard of a thing like that, and didn't know what it was till it had gone on too long and – Chance: I left town before I found out I — [The lamentation music is heard.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (81% in)
  • [The 'Lament' is in the air.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (83% in)
  • Palm gardens by the sea and olive groves on Mediterranean islands all have that lament drifting through them.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (83% in)
  • Palm Garden wind: whisper of the 'Lament'.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 (33% in)
  • [The 'Lament' fades in, continues through the scene to the last curtain.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 (40% in)

There are no more uses of "lament" in A Streetcar Named Desire.

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