Phrases with "lamentations"

Jane Austen The complaints and lamentations which politeness had hitherto restrained, now burst forth universally; and they all agreed again and again how provoking it was to be so disappointed. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Edith Wharton All the pessimism and the lamentations came from the idlers, while those who were labouring to the limit possessed their souls, and faced the future with confidence. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Rafael Sabatini Gustave broke into lamentations at sight of his cousin’s body. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

I can only compare these lines to that famous passage of Sophocles where the lamentations of the dying Oedipus are interrupted by the impatient summons of an unseen accompanying god. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

I never heard anything till, a long time afterwards, Mr. Burns, unable to contain himself any longer, intruded upon me with his ridiculously angry lamentations at my weakness and good nature. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Her lamentations continued with a strange abundance, a strange persistency. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Her sisters Louisa and Emily were with her for the greater part of the time, echoing her lamentations like a feeble chorus. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The soup was a sort of puree of dried peas, which mademoiselle had prepared amidst bitter lamentations that in this desolate country of England no haricot beans were to be had. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

He had not gone down a flight ere Mother Fetu’s lamentations were renewed. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells The reading offered to the people was pervaded by a nagging hostility to new things, by lamentations for imaginary lost loyalties and vanished virtues. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Jules Verne As soon as he recovered his power of articulation, Isaac began to pour out a medley of lamentations and petitions for mercy. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Charles Kingsley Even the inhabitants of the half-a-dozen cottages, which Scoutbush, finding that they were in his own hands, whitewashed by main force, filled the town with lamentations over his lordship’s tyranny. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith General Ople gathered from the rector that she had a great contempt for men: yet it was curiously varied with lamentations over the weakness of women. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Tobias Smolle Renaldo, thus left alone, prostrated himself upon the grave, and poured forth such lamentations as would have drawn tears from the most savage hearer. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Henry Fielding I will not endeavor to describe his lamentations with more prolixity than barely by saying they were grievous, and seemed to have some mixture of the Irish howl in them. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

The dark clouds that overcast the face of the sky deepened the horrors of this disastrous night, insomuch that nothing could be heard distinctly but the mewling of pages and lamentations of sultanas. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

Mark Twain Let the world go on fretting about Laura and Petrarch if it will; but as for me, my tears and my lamentations shall be lavished upon the unsung defendant. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry James You must have seen them, eh? Was the meeting affectionate? Did you hear the chanting? They say it’s like the lamentations of the damned. The American by Henry James [1877]

Maria Edgeworth The lamentations grew louder and louder as he approached a cottage, which stood upon the borders of Jefferies’ plantation. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Poor Georgy complained peevishly of her husband’s neglect; but she did not dare to pour her lamentations into the ear of the offender. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

He struck in impatiently with the remark that such lamentations over a man merely because he had taken a wife seemed to him like lunacy. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Rudyard Kipling Nor did he hear any lamentations in their mouths for their sins. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Sir Walter Scott These lamentations did not exclude suspicion, and matters were so represented to government that our Chieftain was deprived of his military command. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Catherine quelled her lamentations also, took a seat opposite, and looked solemnly into the fire. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

As the name indicates, it describes the lamentations of the survivors over the dead. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Robert Louis Stevenson In face of the outbreak of his lordship’s lamentations she made haste to follow the truant. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

I remembered also the alarmist articles I had read about the great number of foreigners in the British Merchant Service, and I didn’t know how far these lamentations were justified. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

I could get nothing out of him but lamentations and groans. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Thomas Love Peacock They left him mingling his tears with the stream, and his lamentations with its murmurs. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Et lui, un jour, menacé de la faillite, affolé par les lamentations de sa femme, il a fait le coup . Le Petit Vieux des Batignolles by Émile Gaboriau [1876]

George Meredith He had imagination sufficient to conceive the lamentations they contained, and the reproach they were to his own subserviency in not sending them. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

But next day she would be laughing as before: it was the lamentations of her sister-in-law, the Marchesa, that produced these sombre impressions on a mind naturally so active. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Andrew Lang After this they found that they were very hungry, for one cannot live on love, any more than on air, and then the old woman’s lamentations were louder than before. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson It will be seen I have little sympathy with the common lamentations of the artist class. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

On the 18th he saw more doctors, but was manifestly sinking, amid the tears and lamentations of attendants who could not understand each other’s language. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Watkin Tench Few complaints or lamentations were to be heard among them, and an ardent wish for the hour of departure seemed generally to prevail. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Benjamin Disraeli The little Wrekins, with their well-acted lamentations over their losses, were capital; and Sophy nearly smiled and chattered her head this day into the reversion of the coronet of Fitz-pompey. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

In so far you will perceive he was to a certain extent prepared for the apoplectic and sensitive Franklin’s lamentations about his captain. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray Of a Friday you may hear their wailings and lamentations for the lost glories of their city. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sir Walter Scott My good sirs, I sounded my lamentations over my lord somewhat less loudly than some of you; but when the point comes of doing him service, I will yield to none of you. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Rudyard Kipling There were shrill lamentations through the camp when the elder children saw their nurse move off without them. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anatole France His lamentations had some grandeur. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

He accordingly, without further ceremony, caused the venerated images to be rolled down the stairs of the great temple, amidst the groans and lamentations of the natives. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

However partial to the results of the gardener’s art, I admit with lamentations lack of the gardener’s touch. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

M. P. Shiel There have been two grand storms within three weeks, and from everywhere come lamentations of boats and houses and bits of coast-wall being washed away. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

There were no general complaints or lamentations about the personal situation or the arrest to his career. Memories and Studies by William James

Oh, voh! voh!’ The affecting tone, the feeling, the abandonment with which all this was uttered, none can conceive who have not heard the lamentations of the Irish peasantry. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Caroline Lamb She lived therefore but upon the letters she daily received from him; for those letters were filled with lamentations for her loss, and with the hope of a speedy return. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Robert Louis Stevenson The lamentations of Isabella will not have been forgotten. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson