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  • v  regret strongly

  • Last week the National Association of Home Builders called an emergency meeting in Washington to bewail the high mortgage rates.
  • 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.
  • The lumpish, drooping legs bewail their mid-air uselessness; the head hangs horrified over the void.
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  • 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.
    Feb. 21, 2014 - The Harvard Crimson

  • Francis Escudero in
    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...
  • Daniel in Chicago Sun-Times
    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."
  • Maurice Sendak in
    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...

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