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Webster 1913 Edition


Bewail

Be-wail′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bewailed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bewailing
.]
To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.
Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,
Which to this hour
bewail
the injury.
Shakespeare
Syn. – To bemoan; grieve. – See
Deplore
.

Be-wail′

,
Verb.
I.
To express grief; to lament.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bewail

BEWA'IL

,
Verb.
T.
[be and wail.] To bemoan; to lament; to express sorrow for. It expresses deep sorrow; as, to bewail the loss of a child.
The true penitent bewails his ingratitude to God.

BEWA'IL

,
Verb.
I.
To express grief.

Definition 2022


bewail

bewail

English

Verb

bewail (third-person singular simple present bewails, present participle bewailing, simple past and past participle bewailed)

  1. To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for
    • Shakespeare
      Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, / Which to this hour bewail the injury.

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