• WordNet 3.6
    • n lamenter a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lamenter One who laments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lamenter One who laments, mourns, or cries out with sorrow.
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  • George Santayana
    “Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experience.”
  • Seneca
    “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”


In literature:

All the palace was filled with lamentation and funerals.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Wives and daughters wailed, lamented, and clung to their husbands and fathers in the utmost dismay.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
The artistic world has only to lament that, in Germany at least, no new dramatic piece of yours has appeared.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
Open not the door till you have heard my lamentable tale.
"The Sign Of The Red Cross" by Evelyn Everett-Green
The extraordinary Lamentation at the Death of his Sister.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Then Caoilte and Cascorach went out from the hill, and the people of it made a great lamentation after them.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
Then for that, be sure Her warders shall lament their tardiness.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
Let rivers break their bound, Swollen with tears outpoured from our lament!
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
Shame and lamentation have come upon us all.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
I do not mean that many will not seriously regret, and some perhaps lament, my misfortunes.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott

In poetry:

Children without speech,
And many a nursing breast;
Old men in the breach,
Where death sat down a guest;
With triumphant lamentation made for each,
Let the world salute their ruin and their rest.
"Ode On The Insurrection In Candia" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O, heard ye yon pibroch sound sad in the gale,
Where a band cometh slowly with weeping and wail?
'Tis the chief of Glenara laments for his dear;
And her sire and her people are called to her bier.
"Glenara" by Thomas Campbell
Above thy cold and silent clay,
And to thy memory and worth,
This tribute of my verse I pay,
To mark our friendship here on earth.
Oh, how we rue thy tragic end!
Peace be with thee, lamented friend!
"To The Memory of Rev. A. F. Jackson D.D." by George Hannibal Temple
We know they music made
In heaven, ere man’s creation;
But when God threw it down to us that strayed
It dropt with lamentation,
And ever since doth its sweetness shade
With sighs for its first station.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow
Yet, if for Truth and feeling known,
Thou still shalt be lamented!
For when thy parting sigh has flown,
Fond MEM'RY on thy grave shall give
A tear —to bid thy VIRTUES live!
"The Deserted Cottage" by Mary Darby Robinson
And the fearful gale and the murky aspect of the sky
Caused the passengers on board to Lament and sigh
As the sleet drove thick, furious, and fast,
And as the waves surged mountains high, they stood aghast.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Maggie Stiefvater, a writer, artist and musician, is the author of the "Shiver" trilogy, "Lament.
Not long ago, we lamented the recent dearth of celebrity drama — no sex scandals, no crashing cars into innocent curbs, no tragic celebutantes forced to cut out their hair extensions whilst in the slammer.
One day I was lamenting to my friend, Patti, who helps me in my office, about my smart-aleck mouth.
The late lamented Chinar used to waltz away with the prize, but it was simply too good and cheap for the modern Times Square to tolerate.
Son laments mementos of father lost in Mountain Green fire .
Syrians lament bloodshed in their homeland during Islam's hajj pilgrimage.
Hollywood conservatives have long lamented being shut out of an industry with a leftward tilt.
Often those in the hobby lament that there is nothing good left to find in pocket change.
Steny Hoyer Laments the Inefficiency of the 112th Congress.
Luxury Hoteliers Lament Mass Appeal Of Caribbean's Punta Cana Resort Area .
Everyone is lamenting our loss of civility as more and more public figures continue to behave badly.
DURING the last two or three years, we have often heard the lament that the Victorian era of poetry was closed.
The son is lamented as "my hero".
But others aren't laughing and have taken to social media to lament the design, due out in August.
See, eg, this paywalled BNA article, Attorneys Lament Lost Chance for Clarity On Lawfulness of Marks' Sale as Keywords .

In science:

Note that in the vicinity of the high-density regions peculiar velocities tend to have direction perpendicular to the nearest pancake or filament (see, for example, velocity field around the filament near the “Ursa Ma jor cluster” in the middle right of Fig. 5).
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
On larger scales the velocity flow is roughly perpendicular to the filament which constitutes the main body of the LSC, reflecting the fact that most of the mass is distributed in this filament rather than being concentrated in one cluster.
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
Although the LG is located in a filament, this filament is of relatively small mass and does not perturb the large-scale infall flow significantly.
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
Although the fine filaments should appear moving away from the shock roughly with the flow velocity, we expect that new filaments can appear in this region without having a precursor traveling all the way from the shock.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
When the moving wisp traverses wisp 2, it overtakes slower moving fibrous filaments, and causes more filaments to be created in its wake, as it scatters on the random ion background.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula