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English definition of “lament”

lament

verb [I or T]     /ləˈment/
to express sadness and feeling sorry about something: The poem opens by lamenting (over) the death of a young man. My grandmother, as usual, lamented the decline in moral standards in today's society. The late lamented (= dead and remembered with love) Frank Giotto used to live here.Sadness and regretRemembering people who have died
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