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  • The plot follows Johnny, the protagonist and narrator, and his boss, McDunn, who are putting in a night's work at a remote lighthouse. McDunn attributes the monster's actions to feelings of unrequited love for the lighthouse, whose fog horn sounds exactly like the wailings of the sea monster himself. — “The Fog Horn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The latter has released a Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents and maintains a roster of currently imprisoned cyber-dissidents. dystopic theatrical play Fahrenheit 56K about a fictional dictatorship where dissidents expose their wailings against the Party through Internet. — “Cyber-dissident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The dead do not hear the wailings of the living, to weep is to add suffering to the dead. 4 A world is supported by four things, the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, and the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. — “User:Miles Militis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • At last, when the ship drew near to the outskirts, as it were, of the Equatorial fishing-ground, and in the deep darkness that goes before the dawn, was sailing by a cluster of rocky islets; the watch–then headed by Flask–was startled by a cry so plaintively wild and unearthly–like half-articulated wailings of the ghosts of all Herod's murdered Innocents–that one and all, they started from their reveries, and for the space of some moments stood, or sat, or leaned all transfixedly listening, like the carved Roman slave, while that wild cry remained within hearing. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • That music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning, yet long untaught I did not hear, But now the chorus I hear and am elated, A tenor, strong, ascending with power and health, with glad notes of daybreak I hear, A soprano at intervals sailing buoyantly over the tops of immense waves, A transparent base shuddering lusciously under and through the universe, The triumphant tutti, the funeral wailings with sweet flutes and violins, all these I fill myself with, I hear not the volumes of sound merely, I am moved by the exquisite meanings, I listen to the different voices winding in and out, striving, contending with fiery vehemence to excel each other in emotion; I do not think the performers know themselves–but now I think begin to know them. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • Georgiana said she dreaded being left alone with Eliza; from her she got neither sympathy in her dejection, support in her fears, nor aid in her preparations; so I bore with her feeble-minded wailings and selfish lamentations as well as I could, and did my best in sewing for her and packing her dresses. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • O blest Hungary! If thou no longer patiently abid'st Thy ill-entreating! and, O blest Navarre! If with thy mountainous girdle thou wouldst arm thee In earnest of that day, e'en now are heard Wailings and groans in Famagosta's streets And Nicosia's, grudging at their beast, Who keepeth even footing with the rest." — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • With the aurora borealis flaming coldly overhead, or the stars leaping in the frost dance, and the land numb and frozen under its pall of snow, this song of the huskies might have been the defiance of life, only it was pitched in minor key, with long-drawn wailings and half-sobs, and was more the pleading of life, the articulate travail of existence. — “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
  • At nights I have heard the groans and wailings of this 'giant in distress.' He could feel no shame in weeping before such a mere child as I was, though I understood even then that the reason for his suffering was the silence of the Emperor Alexander." — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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