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. Again and again did he bemoan the blunders he had made. – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Overcome with shame and grief, they tried to cry and bemoan their fate. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Jerusalem, who shall pity, Who shall bemoan thee? – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  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. 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