Through the dark, cold winter, the walls on Muhammad Mahmoud erupted into huge images of celebration, lamentation, and commentary.
But even as this book celebrates these women and their work, it is also a lamentation for a life on its way out.
Not pleasant, but painful is this doubt shooting through the soul, and keeping it in distress and often in lamentation.
The torment was far too racking for such futile fashion of lamentation.
The news of his death filled all Achæa with lamentation and thirst for revenge.
There shall be a sound of lamentation; lo, then we shall rest.
What could she say to him when he should repeat to her, as he would be sure to do, his lamentation as to her future poverty?
Her voice had dropped from anger to lamentation, and her tears again overflowed.
Whereupon the woebegone Mrs. Fry lifted her head and her voice in lamentation.
At length they heard a faint and melancholy sound, like someone in lamentation.
late 14c., from Old French lamentacion and directly from Latin lamentationem (nominative lamentatio) "wailing, moaning, weeping," noun of action from past participle stem of lamentari "to wail, moan, weep, lament," from lamentum "a wailing," from PIE root *la- "to shout, cry," probably ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan.
(Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:17-27). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amos 8:10). In 2 Sam. 3:33, 34 is recorded David's lament over Abner. Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted calamity (Ezek. 27:2, 32; 28:12; 32:2, 16).