What does the word bemoan mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To lament.

Usage examples for bemoan

  1. I know that you bemoan the manner in which he has been brought up; but such late repentance must be avoided like poison. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Too late to bemoan, maiden! – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  3. Not that he had begun to condemn himself for his hardness to the woman who, whatever her fault, yet honored him by confessing it, or to bemoan her hard fate to whom a man had not been a hiding- place from the wind, a covert from the tempest of life, a shadow- shelter from the scorching of her own sin. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald