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  • n  a cry of sorrow and grief
  • n  the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

  • Elkind further indulges his atavism in his new book, The Power of Play, a lamentation on the gradual replacement of toy trucks and dollhouses with "robo pets and battery-operated .
  • Dusty and Sweets McGee is not even so much a movie about dope as it is about a lifestyle; it is a lamentation for part of a generation crazily enamored of slow narcotic suicide.
  • So clamorous was the public lamentation that Evita's funeral was postponed indefinitely.
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  • 150 YEARS AGO: Eight slaves sold to settle debts of Boone County man
    COLUMBIA — Eight slaves were sold to pay the debts of Nathaniel Wilson, bringing $1,493 and a lamentation that war had destroyed the value of human property.
    June 18, 2013 - Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Alexandria should embrace its small town feel
    On June 6, the Giant Food stores located on Beauregard Street and at Bradlee Shopping Center closed. A little less than six months prior, ditto for the Magruders in Seminary Plaza, when the local chain went out of business. And there was nary a word of lamentation in the local press.
    June 14, 2013 - The Fairfax County Times

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