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verb [intransitive/transitive] lament pronunciation in American English /ləˈment/
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present tense
present participlelamenting
past tenselamented
past participlelamented

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  1. to show publicly that you feel sad or disappointed about something
    lament over/for:

    a family lamenting over their mother’s death in the earthquake

    Some older people lament the loss of close local communities.

    “We’ll have to redo all the work,” Sarah lamented.


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