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to express distress or grief over; lament:
to bemoan one’s fate.
to regard with regret or disapproval.
Contemporary Examples

The New ‘Cosmos’ Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for Science Lawrence M. Krauss March 9, 2014
Horoscopes: May 29-June 4, 2011 Starsky + Cox May 27, 2011
A Case Against Voting To Induct Greg Maddux In The Hall Of Fame Ben Jacobs January 6, 2014
The Dubious Successes of Israel’s Media Watch Elisheva Goldberg September 10, 2013
What Is Romanticism? Jimmy So September 24, 2011

Historical Examples

Under the Maples John Burroughs
History of Religion Allan Menzies
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various
Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens

to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one’s fate)


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