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lament over (someone or something)

To grieve for someone or something; to be full of sorrow because of someone or something. I know you miss him, but you need to stop lamenting over Jonathan and start living your life again. People lamenting over the results of the election need to get ahold of themselves. This is not the end of the world as we know it.
See also: lament, over

lament over someone or something

 and lament (for) someone or something
to sorrow over someone or something. There is no need to lament over Sam. There is nothing that crying will do for him now. She is still lamenting for her cat.
See also: lament, over
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Given the gendered contours and ritual norms of the oral genre, Cu Chulainn's scripted lament for Fer Diad is an awkward addition to the corpus of women's keening poems, and it perhaps raises more questions than it solves.
Samets discussion of the City Laments, their reciprocal chronological relationships, and their historical background is very well handled.
Ferris concludes in his dissertation on the 'Genre of Communal Lament' that through comparing the 'communal laments' in Psalms and the Sumerian balag and ersemma texts, and based on a limited but undeniable contact historically, socially and liguistically, the Sumerian and Hebrew prayers could be placed in a historical-cultural continuum.
We lament that too many bishops are too much CEOs and not enough pastors.
It is the job of the preacher, therefore, to give voice to the command of Jesus in the gospel today: to unbind the emotion, lament and exuberance alike, and give the saints of the church permission to go where God is leading us to minister.
When investigating the historical foundations of lament cosmology and performance in Upper Egypt, I found that many of the laments echoed the lamentations of their predecessors, inscribed, apparently verbatim, on ancient tomb walls from the Old Kingdom (c.
lament the dark night in which alone the lights of heaven, typically
A good example of such polyphony of the lament text is a lamenting session recorded by myself at a North (Onega) Vepsian cemetery in 2005 (village Yashezero, see Arukask & Lashmanova 2009).
Toswell, eds, Laments Jot the Lost in Medieval Literature (Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe 19), Turnhout, Brepols, 2010; hardback; pp.
It's an album that in my opinion, stands to define Lament as a professional outfit, with its rich rhythms and infectious beats all topped off with Kath Kimber's superb vocals.
The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed
In Joseph Harris's intelligent and thought-provoking analysis " 'Myth to Live By' in Sonatorrek," which is an updated version of a 1999 paper, (1) Harris convincingly argues that real laments in Old Norse culture were modeled on mythic ones, using the archetypal lament of Odin for Baldr as a case study.
Part adventure, part fantasy, and wholly riveting love story, Lament will delight nearly all audiences with its skillful blend of magic and ordinary life.
WHAT a wonderful, but tragically true, letter/ poem/lament from Valerie Price (Lament On Green Loss, 22.5.08).
scrapped, Damsel joined the lament. The devoted lamb, to cement the