Usage examples for bewail

  1. Next day did many widows come, Their husbands to bewail; They washed their wounds in brinish tears, But all would not prevail. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. They go for five years certain, and methinks a man fights all the better when he knows there is no one in England praying for his return, and that if he falls, there is no widow or children to bewail his loss. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  3. That he could not bewail his lost father without thinking of his lost property, and of the bride that had never been won, was an agony to his soul. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  4. 10. It is etiquette for a bride to bewail the approaching loss of her maidenhood. – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  5. So long, therefore, as our spiritual nature can trust, can unfold a morality, can pray, the simple soul need not much bewail its want of logic and its loss of arguments. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  6. Many of them went under the Discovery's stern in canoes, to bewail their captivity, which they did with long and loud exclamations. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  7. Having travelled for many days, at the king's cost, not hurting or abusing any, they came within sight of Mansoul, the which, when they saw, the captains could for their hearts do no less than bewail the condition of the town, for they quickly perceived it was prostrate to the will of Diabolus. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  8. Were you capable of feeling, we might jointly bewail our disasters in this solitude, and perhaps find some relief for our sorrows in mutually declaring them. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  9. 20. It is the property of this love to bewail and compassionate the infirmities of others. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. She was thinking of her sister's future fate; that she also might have soon to bewail a husband, torn from her by these savage wars. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  11. He had lived for more than fifty years in the house chosen and furnished for a bride who had softly fallen ill on the eve of her wedding- day and softly died, and Mr. Pinderwell, distracted by his loss, had come to live in the big, lonely house and had grown old and at last died there, in the hall, with no voice to bewail him but the ticking of the grandfather clock. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  12. And what song will she sing now, that Ulva and Colonsay may awake and fancy that some mermaiden is singing to bewail her lost lover? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  13. Also it is to be understood that there is not in all this coast any other place for ships to arrive in safety, because the north wind hath there such violence, that, unless the ships be very safely moored, with their anchors fastened upon this island, there is no remedy for these north winds but death; also, the place of the haven was so little, that of necessity the ships must ride one aboard the other, so that we could not give place to them nor they to us; and here I began to bewail the which after followed: " For now," said I, " I am in two dangers, and forced to receive the one of them." – Voyager's Tales by Richard Hakluyt
  14. Hearing the News brought by these Indian Runners, and being told by the Indians where we lodged, that what Indians were about Wioming expected, in a few Days, to move to some larger Towns, I thought that, to all outward Appearance, it was dangerous Travelling at this Time; and was, after a hard Day's Journey, brought into a painful Exercise at Night, in which I had to trace back, and view over the Steps I had taken from my first Moving in the Visit; and though I had to bewail some Weakness which, at Times, had attended me, yet I could not find that I had ever given way to a wilful Disobedience: And then, as I believed I had, under a Sense of Duty, come thus far, I was now earnest in Spirit, beseeching the Lord to shew me what I ought to do. – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
  15. " Charity," Miss Thankful proceeded to bewail with a forgetfulness of her own share in the matter, " had not been able to keep her eyes long off the house which held, as she supposed, our double treasure." – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  16. I went in search of confessors, to accuse myself of my failing, and to bewail my backslidings. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  17. But my cozen Pepys and I had much discourse alone: and he do bewail the constitution of this House, and says there is a direct caball and faction, as much as is possible between those for and those against the Chancellor, and so in other factions, that there is nothing almost done honestly and with integrity; only some few, he says, there are, that do keep out of all plots and combinations, and when their time comes will speak and see right done, if possible; and that he himself is looked upon to be a man that will be of no faction, and so they do shun to make him; and I am glad of it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke