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  • verb Present participle of bemoan.


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  • "I think the war looms over everything," said Karl Rove this month in bemoaning his boss's poll numbers.

    May 2006

  • Coincidentally, I was just listening to some sort of pundit on NPR this morning didn't catch his name bemoaning all ...

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – September – 10

  • Coincidentally, I was just listening to some sort of pundit on NPR this morning didn’t catch his name bemoaning all the stupid distractions from, you know, the “substance” of the campaign season, because there really are very substantive differences between Obama and McCain.

    The Stupid Campaign Season Distraction

  • Many of our readers will recall a certain Henry IV in Shakespeare’s plays of that name bemoaning the fact that “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • I realize I am naturally skilled at bemoaning but mostly it's the good kind of bemoaning, where you're exactly in the place you need to be to get to where you're going, with the occasional traffic snarls and detours and funyuns.


  • The move comes amid criticism of sartorial standards, often led by some press coverage bemoaning the supposed display of too much flesh at race meets, and marks a significant change to previous years, when female race-goers were advised that "many ladies wear hats".

    Royal Ascot pins down hat guidelines

  • Their fans have larger concerns, bemoaning the contrast with the reign of Roy Hodgson when Fulham, for instance, eliminated Juventus on the way to the 2010 Europa League final.

    Manchester City's Roberto Mancini talks up dangers but Fulham pose few

  • Seaboldt said to his partners, bemoaning the weather for climbing into the 40s.

    Ice-Fishing Season Melts Away

  • I guarantee as this thread plays out it will be salted with philippics from rabid Palin lovers bemoaning "all the hate" being spewed by loathsome Liberals because they are so "scared" of her.

    Palin attorney warns media over 'defamatory' charges

  • At the end of his speech, Mr Cameron made an ambitious leap from bemoaning social segregation to blaming government intervention per se.

    Multiculturalism: Mr Cameron's crude caricature solves no problems | Observer editorial


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