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verb [intransitive/transitive]     lament pronunciation in American English
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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.



the situation of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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