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  • v. Present participle of beweep.


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  • The Empire was bewept, — let us acknowledge the fact, — and bewept by heroic eyes.

    Les Miserables

  • So giving himself up for lost he bewept himself, till he fainted, and when he revived, he bethought him of his children and his wife and of that might befal her with her sister, repenting him of having come to those countries and of having hearkened to none, and recited these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They abode with him thus a whole month, tendering him and caressing him with words sweeter than syrup; but every day sickness was added to his sickness, which when they saw, they bewept him with sore weeping, and the youngest wept even more than the rest.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And he continued to weep and wail over his separation; whilst the Fireman also bewept the loss of his wife, yet ceased not to comfort Zau al-Makan till morning dawned.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She gan bewail the stalwart Iring and bewept his wounds, indeed her grief was passing sharp.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • With great fidelity she bewept the knight full oft.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • And mournful and with a heavy heart he bewept the extinction of that beam of heaven.


  • And, what though murdered and betrayed, bewept by all frail tender hearts for, Dane or Dubliner, sorrow for the dead is the only husband from whom they refuse to be divorced.


  • In sorrowful dirges bewept them the woman: great wailing ascended.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • King Saman-lal-posh — Jessamine, wearer of rubies — had so bewept the loss of his sons that he was now blind.

    The Brown Fairy Book


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