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- Verb

Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.

- Verb i.

To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.

- Verb

An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

- Verb

To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.

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