bewail bewail


  • (v) regret strongly



  1. The low voter turnouts she and her shadow conveners bewail as signs of disgust might just as plausibly be taken for the sleepy indifference of a fat and happy populace.
  2. The lumpish, drooping legs bewail their mid-air uselessness; the head hangs horrified over the void.
  3. The millions who bewail the blunders of the gelatine generals should rather offer paeans of respectful thanksgiving.


  • Roommates and Romans

    Friends, roommates, entryways, lend me your ears. I come to bewail blocking, not to praise it. Maybe the prospect of lumping together in pods of eight pals, pleased and prepared to spend the rest of their Harvard days together, lured many a pre-frosh into matriculation.
    on February 21, 2014     Source: The Harvard Crimson


  1. "I bewail the inequity that when prominent people are victimized, government action is swift but not in the case of the Makati blast where ordinary Filipinos were victimized," said Escudero, referring to the swift resolution of the Batasang...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Francis Escudero Source:

  2. "We all come to grieve again as if it's the funeral over and over again," Rabbi Daniel Sherville of Northbrook Community Synagogue said. "Bewail the dead, but remember that continuing grief is worse than death."
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Daniel Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. When he was small, Sendak says, "I was a very sickly child, and very worried about it, mainly because my parents were indiscreet enough to bewail my sickliness and carry on about how long I'd be around. I learned early on that it was a very chancy...
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Maurice Sendak Source:

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furtive furtive
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