Definition of lamentation:
- lamentation (part of speech: noun)
- regret (part of speech: noun)
- protest (part of speech: noun)
- "Spinning-Wheel Stories", Louisa May Alcott.
These, therefore, when Marcellus was arrived in Sicily, addressed themselves to him in great numbers; and casting themselves at his feet, with much lamentation and tears humbly besought him to admit them to honorable service; and promised to make it appear by their future fidelity and exertions, that that defeat had been received rather by misfortune than by cowardice.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
As the canoe which bore him shot out from the shore into the middle of the river, and was headed up against the current, there arose from the multitude collected on the bank a mighty cry of lamentation for the young chief who was departing from them.- "The Flamingo Feather", Kirk Munroe.