to weep over (something):
to beweep one’s foolish mistakes.
Old English bewepan, cognate with Old Frisian biwepa, Old Saxon biwopian; see be- + weep. Related: Bewept.
having whiskers; bearded. ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary: a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era. Historical Examples At the bar of the place Bill found a rough, bewhiskered fellow, whom he drew aside. Frank Merriwell’s Backers Burt L. Standish It seemed ridiculous to call a strapping, curly-haired, bewhiskered, six-foot man “Tommy”! The […]
Thomas, 1753–1828, English wood engraver. Historical Examples The series was illustrated with the early and prentice work of the Bewick School. Banbury Chap Books Edwin Pearson Bewick mentions an instance which shows the extraordinary sagacity of these dogs. Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse All Bewick’s simplicity is in that; but none of Bewick’s understanding. Ariadne […]
- Bewick’s swan
a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill. noun a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me. Contemporary Examples A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse. The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags Robin Givhan April 7, 2013 Historical Examples Every now and then he did bewilder her by flights of thought which she found herself incapable of following. […]