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tr.v. be·wailed, be·wail·ing, be·wails
1. To cry over; lament: bewail the dead.
2. To express sorrow or unhappiness over: "Hour after hour he sat bewailing his plight" (Amitav Ghosh).
[Middle English biwailen : bi-, be- + wailen; see wail.]
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to express great sorrow over (a person or thing); lament
beˈwailing n, adj
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to express deep sorrow for; lament.
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Past participle: bewailed
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|Verb||1.||bewail - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"|
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verb lament, regret, complain about, moan about, mourn, rue, wail about, deplore, bemoan, repent, grieve for, cry over, weep over, express sorrow for All your songs seem to bewail a dissatisfaction in love.
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bewail[bɪˈweɪl] VT → lamentar
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bewail[bɪˈweɪl] vt → lamentare
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