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lament

verb [T]  /ləˈment/ us  
to express sadness and regret about something: He lamented his studentslack of interest in the classics.

lament

noun [C]  /ləˈment/ us  
an expression of sadness over something, or a complaint: Baker’s lament was that his schedule kept him away from his family too often.
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