An example of a lamentation is an poem about the sadness over losing a loved one.
- The act of lamenting.
- A lament.
- Lamentations used with a sing. verb Bible
recorded since 1375, from Latin lamentatio (“wailing, moaning, weeping”), from the deponent verb lāmentor, from lāmentum (“wail; wailing”), itself from a Proto-Indo-European *la- (“to shout, cry”), presumed ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan. Lament is a 16th-century back-formation.
- When he died lamentation was made for him as follows: "Woe for the humble, woe for the pious, woe for the disciple of Ezra!"
- There exist also fine drawings for a "Lamentation over the body of Christ," an "Adoration of the Kings," and a "March to Calvary"; of the last-named composition, besides the beautiful and elaborate pen-and-ink drawing at Florence, three still more highly-wrought versions in green monochrome exist; whether any of them are certainly by the artist's own hand is matter of debate.
- Amid great lamentation, the hero's body is laid on the funeral pile and consumed.
- Hence at the festival which commemorated the return of Theseus there was always weeping and lamentation.
- Present and future destiny on earth, there is written nothing save " lamentation, and mourning, and woe."