meaning of bewail

bewail meaning in General Dictionary

expressing grief to lament

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  • To express deep sadness for because by wailing to lament to wail over
  • regret strongly
  • To express deep sadness for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail more than.
  • expressing grief; to lament.

bewail meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from be- + wail (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing.


bewail meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.

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  • (v. i.) to convey grief; to lament.

Sentence Examples with the word bewail

The letters of Acominatus, archbishop of Athens, towards the close of the 12th century, bewail the desolate condition of the city in language resembling that of Jeremiah in regard to Jerusalem.

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