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bemoan

[bih-mohn] /bɪˈmoʊn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to express distress or grief over; lament:
to bemoan one's fate.
2.
to regard with regret or disapproval.
Origin
1000
before 1000; be- + moan; replacing bemene, Middle English bimenen, Old English bimǣnan (bi- be- + mǣnan to moan)
Related forms
bemoaningly, adverb
unbemoaned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for be-moan

bemoan

/bɪˈməʊn/
verb
1.
to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one's fate)
Word Origin
Old English bemǣnan; see be-, moan
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Word Origin and History for be-moan

bemoan

v.

Old English bemænan "to bemoan, wail, lament;" see be- + moan (v.). Related: Bemoaned; bemoaning.

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