Sources: Adso Chinese-English Dictionary; CC-CEDICT
The new Harry Potter movie is pretty lame.
I think we're taken aback here. We're taken aback by the rude interruption in the otherwise seamless flow of the poet's lament.
The lament repeated by every section of the foreign community is about the lack of “human capital ”, or, if the speaker is feeling self- accusatory, about the failure of“ capacity - building ”.
Aflame, I tell you, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, &despairs.
I know it might sound lame, but my alarm clock somehow didn't go off this morning.
A senior civil servant in Morocco laments that his country is “between the hammer and the anvil ” of Africa and Europe.
Sometimes I felt really sorry for him being ignored by me so I would send some lame apologetic message with an excuse of why I can't answer his calls / emails / messages.
He is a part of the family, she said, lamenting though that he had taken a path of what she called "aspiring porn" — a reference to his photo-shoot l a st week for Playgirl.
“The skirts cling to herbehind, the jackets cling to her bosom, ” laments Barbara Ruelens, aUK-based wardrobe consultant with a roster of high-powered femaleclients.
DOUGLAS ADAMS, the late lamented author of “The Hitchhiker ’s Guide to the Galaxy ”, dreamed up many comic creations. One of his greatest was the Babel fish.