lamenting lamenting  /lə ˈmɛn tɪŋ/


  • (adj) vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression



  1. Between praising Siddhartha and lamenting how nobody has time to read the classics anymore, Ashton Kutcher introduced his wife Demi Moore to Twitter.
  2. Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov marches under the Red Banner of the Communist Party, lamenting the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.


  1. Local Natives take flight into the dark with their new album

    By the time the Local Natives' Kelcey Ayer croons the first words to the lead-off track of his band's new album Hummingbird , he sounds tired and beaten, his high tenor a lonesome wail lamenting lost love.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

  2. Italianfest sticks to winning formula

    Tom Guidugli remembers lamenting over a beer with city colleagues Jerry Peluso and Sal Wertheim about how the Italian church parish festivals were waning in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Residents lament road expansion impact

    Northern Indiana residents are lamenting a loss of a way of life as a road expansion project claims homes and chunks of property in what once was a serene setting. Read more at
    on June 7, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis


  1. Sen. Webb said in a statement, "Today, despite our good faith, bipartisan effort to accommodate the President, the recommendations that Senator Warner and I made have been ignored. The White House talks about the spirit of bipartisanship, lamenting...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: James Henry Webb Source: Common Dreams (press release)

  2. "Secret deals to determine somebody else's fate - I think that's what we're lamenting here today, one of those secret deals among large powers that consigns people to a way of government," Bush said.
    on May 7, 2005 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "We'd just won the SEC championship, and I'm standing there in the Georgia Dome lamenting the fact I didn't even know if we were going to the national championship game," said Machen, recalling when he began to get motivated about devising a plan.
    on May 29, 2007 By: Bernie Machen Source: (subscription)

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