Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lamentation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wailing over; lamenting.

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  • verb Present participle of bewail.

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Examples

  • He had deluged scores of strangers with letters and phone calls bewailing the appalling state of the world as he saw it, and unfortunately those messages frequently contained the most foul racial and ethnic abuse, liberally sprinkled with the fruitiest obscenities offered by the English language.

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  • He had deluged scores of strangers with letters and phone calls bewailing the appalling state of the world as he saw it, and unfortunately those messages frequently contained the most foul racial and ethnic abuse, liberally sprinkled with the fruitiest obscenities offered by the English language.

    Asbo, Asbas, Asbat, Asbamus, Asbatis, Asbant

  • -- All the pious people who reverenced God's word and dreaded its threatenings and judgments joined with Ezra in bewailing the public sin, and devising the means of redressing it.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • – Spent the morning in bewailing the hard fate which bereft us of our cook – a Maltese, who for some time had officiated in that capacity, having gone out one morning, and left us, as a legacy, the delightful intimation, that "he was gone away, and warn't coming back any more!"

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • "Let there be a thorough humiliation in bewailing every thing that is evil; let there be great humility in doing that which is good: Humble yourselves."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • In the old musical The Fantasticks, a frustrated father bewailing the way his almost grown child is acting thinks wistfully of how much more predictable and easy it is to grow a garden.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • But if ole Carlos bails out Pinch, expect to see a LOT of front page stories bewailing the pitiful plight of illegal immigrants.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Finance Economy

  • At this time of the season a familiar cry can be heard, bewailing how the Carling Cup exhausts players and generally gets in the way of what really matters – the Premier League.

    Arsenal v Manchester City: five things we learned | Jamie Jackson

  • But Mr. Borowiec is no hectoring Robert Adams, bewailing a fouled Nature.

    Seeing Sights Far and Near

  • Among the findings of a sweeping federal government survey of American sexual behavior is one that may surprise those bewailing a permissive and eros-soaked popular culture: More than one-quarter of people interviewed in their late teens and early 20s had never had sex.

    A sweeping survey of Americans' sexual behavior

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