Definitions of bemoan

  1. regret strongly; " I deplore this hostile action"; " we lamented the loss of benefits"
  2. To lament.
  3. To lament; bewail; pity; to grieve for; as, to bemoan one's lot.
  4. To moan at: to lament.
  5. To lament; bewail.
  6. To lament; to express sorrow for; to bewail.

Usage examples for bemoan

  1. Know you not that summer's gentle gale and winter's howling storm have swept over the grave of him whom you so piteously bemoan. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Then from word to word she began to bemoan the exigencies of a situation which compelled one brother to imprison another. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  3. Jerusalem, who shall pity, Who shall bemoan thee? – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  4. It would be too sad a story if I were to tell you how Midas, in the fullness of all his gratified desires, began to wring his hands and bemoan himself, and how he could neither bear to look at Marygold, nor yet to look away from her. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  5. Again and again did he bemoan the blunders he had made. – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  6. Who left his throne and costly robes of state, And o'er his limbs a vest of sackcloth drew, And sate in ashes, sorrowful to view- His lords and nobles, now repentant grown, With equal grief their various sins bemoan, And through the city sent this loud decree, With threatening back'd, and dreadful penalty: " Ye Ninevites! – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  7. " But their mother, England, doth justly bemoan the sad difference betwixt her present and former condition; when she enjoyed full and free trade without payment of taxes, save so small they seemed rather an acknowledgment of their allegiance than a burden to their estate; when she had the court of a king, the House of Lords, yea, and the Lord's house, decently kept, constantly frequented, without falsehood in doctrine, or faction in discipline. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. Nothing does more to stamp me a poseur than the fact that I preferred to bemoan myself for a sulky girl who seemed not to be having a good time. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  9. They said it was a night and a place for lovers, for none but lovers, for lovers newly plighted, and they made believe to bemoan themselves that, hold each other dear as they would, the exaltation, the thrill, the glory of their younger love was gone. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  10. She never failed to bemoan the fate that had left the child ignorant of matters of such importance and she was stern in her endeavor to correct the pernicious neglect. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. Dark Days The sun has left his throne, The sky is leaden- hued; The hopeless winds bemoan, In icy aisles, their fate. – Out of the North by Howard V. Sutherland
  12. Overcome with shame and grief, they tried to cry and bemoan their fate. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  13. Let the sun of this day be set before this work be done, and an everlasting night of darkness will close thee in, wherein thou, thou shalt have time enough indeed to bemoan thy folly, but none to learn to grow wiser. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  14. Our neighbors gathered to bemoan our misfortune. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin