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lament (for) (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 for Jonathan and start living your life again. People lamenting the results of the election need to get ahold of themselves. It's not the end of the world as we know it.
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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A cosmic event occurs and a landslide/miasma overwhelms the victim, as in pathetic fallacy, resulting in destruction of the house: Her house has been destroyed in the fall betha harban finnazla A cloud came upon her, truly, the source of her misfortune jatha gamama walla sahibt ilhajma Her house has been destroyed in the collapse betha harban finnazlat A cloud came upon her, truly, the source of her misfortunes jatha gamama walla sahibt ilhajmat (Lamenter Qomiyya, qtd.
Although Lauri Honko has, in his tripartite classification of rituals (1979, 372 ff.), described liminal rites as mainly centred on the individual, it must be noted that a significant role in lamenting as a performance is, at least in a funeral or commemoration situation, played by the community as the audience whose presence and existence the lamenter consciously takes into account.
(25) The solace offered to the lamenter by the larger narrative promise of the covenant, the prophet's consoling hope, the sage's confidence, and the psalmist's prayers of trust and gratitude were occasionally called into question and judged as less than fully credible--for example, during the repression at the hands of the forces of the Hellenistic empire.
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Maintenant, ca ne sert a rien de se lamenter, il faut se ressaisir vite et bien, a commencer par la prochaine sortie des Verts face au Nigeria.
Si, aujourd'hui, la CAF pourrait se lamenter de la non organisation de la CAN par un grand pays comme le Maroc, ce dernier l'est aussi.
On me trouverait bien enfant, si l'on me voyait me lamenter sur une pareille morte (73-74).
D'ailleurs, nos presidents de club ont pris la mauvaise manie de depenser sans compter dans l'operation de recrutement et lors de ces stages a l'etranger pour ensuite se lamenter juste apres l'entame de la nouvelle saison en criant sur tous les toits que les caisses sont vides !
Il ne sert a rien de continuer a se lamenter sur la faible competitivite de l'economie marocaine et la perte continue des parts de marche tant que nous ne disposons pas d'un systeme de formation performant comme l'ont fait les pays emergents.
Je trouve inadmissible qu'on continue a se lamenter sur ce point ou lorgner, par exemple, les negociations menees actuellement entre les deux gouvernements, algerien et francais, sur le transfert des archives auxquelles le chercher algerien n'a pas encore acces.
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