lamentations lamentations

Definition(s):

  • (n) an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah

Usage(s):

  1. Russian to the core, Isabelle was prone to cries and lamentations which she often expressed in admirable prose.
  2. A reader intoned Jeremiah's lamentations by the light of a tiny flickering oil lamp.
  3. In Zambia, even the tribal lamentations at the bedside of the dying are being reintroduced.

News

  1. Po’ Thang: Black Conservative Suffering from ‘Race Fatigue’

    *Help me, I’m suffering from acute race fatigue! After gavel-to-gavel coverage of the George Zimmerman trial, I need a break. After all the post-verdict anger, lamentations and inane discussions about what it is to be a black man in America, I’m exhausted. After watching President Obama liken himself to Trayvon Martin, I’ve had enough. All […]
    on August 13, 2013     Source: EURweb

  2. Race Fatigue

    Help me, I'm suffering from acute race fatigue! After gavel-to-gavel coverage of the George Zimmerman trial, I need a break. After all the post-verdict anger, lamentations and inane discussions about what it is to be a black man in America, I'm exhausted.
    on August 10, 2013     Source: National Center for Public Policy Research

Quotes

  1. "The lamentations of people about the draconian consequences of giving Americans just a little relief for the summer continues to amaze and amuse me," McCain said at a press conference here, after touring the Cleveland Clinic to learn about new...
    on May 1, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. "That hymn comes from scripture, you know," Moran said. "Lamentations 3:22, where we read, 'the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Jerry Moran Source: Kiowa County Signal

  3. "I was much surprised to find him extended on the hearth, uttering dreadful lamentations," Henry wrote. "He stretched out his hands toward me, and in piteous tones begged to me to be kind to a poor helpless, abandoned wretch, who was not of...
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Alexander Henry Source: In-Forum (subscription)

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