There were cables from Europe; ardent letters from Tubbs and Dean Silva bewailing their inability to be present; telegrams from college presidents; and all of these were read to admiring applause.
Mrs. Coughlin and Mrs. Tromp bewailed the cost of laundry soap and butter, and exchanged recipes for pickled peaches, while the men, sitting on the edge of the porch, their knees crossed, eloquently waving their cigars, gave themselves up to the ecstasy of shop-talk: "Say, Doctor, how do you find collections?"
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Their ghosts were rumored to walk the halls at night, bewailing their fate and complaining about the food in the Mess.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
There would come a day, in fact, years later, when Laila would no longer bewail his loss.