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Bewail Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bewail v : regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" [syn: deplore, lament, bemoan]
Bewail Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bewail \Be*wail"\, v. 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. --Shak. Syn: To bemoan; grieve. -- See Deplore.
Bewail Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bewail \Be*wail"\, v. i. To express grief; to lament. --Shak.
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    * There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish to bewail it senseless. - W. Somerset Maugham


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