Bemoan Be*moan", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bemoaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bemoaning}.] [OE. bimenen, AS. bem?nan; pref. be- + m?nan to moan. See {Moan}.] To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with. [1913 Webster]

Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Deplore}. [1913 Webster]

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