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Definition of lament verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    lament something lament that… + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lament
    he / she / it laments
    past simple lamented
    -ing form lamenting
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  1. 1to feel or express great sadness or disappointment about someone or something synonym bemoan, bewail
  2. 2 In the poem he laments the destruction of the countryside. She sat alone weeping, lamenting her fate.
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