Samuel Johnson WOTD is LAMENT

To LAMENT (LAMENT) v.n.[lamentor, Latin; lamenter, French.]To mourn; to wail; to grieve; to express sorrow.

The night has been unruly where we lay;And chimneys were blown down: and, as they say, Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death. Shak.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice. Bible John.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing-men and women spake of Josiah in their lamentations. Bible2 Chron.

In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee. Bible Ezek.xxvii. 32.

Far less I now lament for one whole world Of wicked sons destroy’d, than I rejoice For one man found so perfect and so just, That God vouchsafes to raise another world From him. Milton’s Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 874.

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