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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.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The whole army bewails it and calls down curses upon him….
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And you both come to bewail the deed to me, as if you were the people to be pitied!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • Colonel Cathcart bewailed the miserable fate that had given him for an invaluable assistant someone as common as Colonel Korn.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Being himself childless, it was his openly expressed desire that the whole country-side should, within his own lifetime, profit by his good fortune, and many will have personal reasons for bewailing his untimely end.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • When they arrive before its rushing blast, here are shrieks, and bewailing, and lamenting; here they blaspheme the power divine.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The ladies bewailed the high prices of everything and asked the gentlemen if they thought good times would ever come back.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • What profit to bewail that which has always been and cannot change?
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • There would have been no burial mound for him, but dogs and carrion birds to huddle on him in the fields beyond the wall, and not a soul bewailing him, for the great wrong he committed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • One morning that he had demanded money, threatening her with the severest consequences if she did not supply him with what he desired, he disappeared and remained away all day, leaving the kind-hearted Assunta, who loved him as if he were her own child, to weep over his conduct and bewail his absence.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Engulfed with wailing creecries, whirled, whirling, they bewail.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She was so pathetic in her sobbing and bewailing, that I felt as if I had said I don’t know what to hurt her.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He made no answer: being occupied mentally bewailing the loss of the flute, which had been confiscated for the use of the county: so Nancy passed on to the next cell, and knocked there.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Even as he spoke, the end came, and death hid him; spirit from body fluttered to undergloom, bewailing fate that made him leave his youth and manhood in the world.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • They agreed that Mrs. Bennet should only hear of the departure of the family, without being alarmed on the score of the gentleman’s conduct; but even this partial communication gave her a great deal of concern, and she bewailed it as exceedingly unlucky that the ladies should happen to go away just as they were all getting so intimate together.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • —I came not to bewail this evil chance with your Grace, until I had done my best to remedy it.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "That he will," returned Sancho, "for he seems in a mood to bewail himself for a month at a stretch."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Then she bewailed the marriage bed whereon Poor wretch, she had conceived a double brood, Husband by husband, children by her child.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who, after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls pride to her aid; desires her attendant to deck her in her brightest jewels and richest robes, and resolves to meet the false one that night at a ball, and prove to him, by the gaiety of her demeanour, how little his desertion has affected her.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • For, meeting her of late behind the wood, Seeking sweet favours for this hateful fool, I did upbraid her and fall out with her: For she his hairy temples then had rounded With coronet of fresh and fragrant flowers; And that same dew, which sometime on the buds Was wont to swell like round and orient pearls, Stood now within the pretty flow’rets’ eyes, Like tears that did their own disgrace bewail.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • She spoke about her husband’s passion for dice with the deepest grief; she bewailed it to everybody who came to her house.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They will behold their sins in all their foulness and repent but it will be too late and then they will bewail the good occasions which they neglected.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • So at the bidding of our distraught lord We looked, and in the craven’s vaulted gloom I saw the maiden lying strangled there, A noose of linen twined about her neck; And hard beside her, clasping her cold form, Her lover lay bewailing his dead bride Death-wedded, and his father’s cruelty.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • The four personages of the prologue were bewailing themselves in their mortal embarrassment, when Venus in person, (~vera incessa patuit dea~) presented herself to them, clad in a fine robe bearing the heraldic device of the ship of the city of Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • She was irritated by an ill-served dish or by a half-open door; bewailed the velvets she had not, the happiness she had missed, her too exalted dreams, her narrow home.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And then Sir Launcelot asked where were the ten knights that were wounded sore; so she showed them unto Sir Launcelot, and there they made great joy of the coming of him, and Sir Launcelot made great dole of their hurts, and bewailed them greatly.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • …several times, being terribly affrighted, I started up in utmost confusion; and, no sooner were my eyes fully open, but I beheld my pretty Poll sitting on the top of the hedge, and soon knew that it was he that called me; for just in such bewailing language I used to talk and teach him; which he so exactly learned that he would sit upon my finger and lay his bill close to my face, and cry, Poor Robinson Crusoe, where are you? where have you been? how came you here? and such like…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Women are never tired of bewailing man’s fickleness in love, but they only seem to snub his constancy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The disappearance of the Beauforts would leave a considerable void in their compact little circle; and those who were too ignorant or too careless to shudder at the moral catastrophe bewailed in advance the loss of the best ball-room in New York.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Yet such is the vulpine slyness of Dame Nature, that, till now, Tess had been hoodwinked by her love for Clare into forgetting it might result in vitalizations that would inflict upon others what she had bewailed as misfortune to herself.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Elsewhere some Hindus were drumming—he knew they were Hindus, because the rhythm was uncongenial to him,—and others were bewailing a corpse—he knew whose, having certified it in the afternoon.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Thy ambition, Thou scarlet sin, robb’d this bewailing land Of noble Buckingham, my father-in-law.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • In magnificent solitude he marched toward the house, while Hugh bewailed his sin and the overclouding of august favor.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "…. And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity …." Some of the younger girls snicker at this.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • She was preparing for her ninth lying-in; and after bewailing the circumstance, and imploring their countenance as sponsors to the expected child, she could not conceal how important she felt they might be to the future maintenance of the eight already in being.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • She read two verses, lips moving, words murmuring in her throat: And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • ’Nothing which need distress you quite so much,’ answered Nicholas, with a more sprightly air; ’neither did I come here to bewail my lot, but on matter more to the purpose.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He continually bewailed his tardy journey to his mother’s house, because it was an error which could never be rectified, and insisted that he must have been horribly perverted by some fiend not to have thought before that it was his duty to go to her, since she did not come to him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I bewailed his misfortunes, and the ruin he was now come to, at such a rate, that I relished nothing now as I did before, and the first reflections I made upon the horrid, detestable life I had lived began to return upon me, and as these things returned, my abhorrence of the place I was in, and of the way of living in it, returned also; in a word, I was perfectly changed, and become another body.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • She now began to bewail herself in very bitter terms, and floods of tears accompanied her lamentations; which the lady, her companion, declared she could not blame, but at the same time dissuaded her from indulging; attempting to moderate the grief of her friend by philosophical observations on the many disappointments to which human life is daily subject, which, she said, was a sufficient consideration to fortify our minds against any accidents, how sudden or terrible soever.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Our age is bewailed as the age of Introversion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • For weeks the demonstrative Israel Putnam had been bewailing the need for gunpowder.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself, While you, heedless of its expansion, bewail the withering of your days.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • —Every moment she bemoans and bewails herself, and cries out that she does not admit any guilt, that she is the victim of circumstances—the victim of a wicked libertine.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I know that you are only too gracious And that you will forgive my audacious Deeds since they spring from a human failing In that passionate love that you are bewailing, And that you will reflect when you view things afresh That I am not blind, and a man’s only flesh.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • He burst into tears of maudlin pity for himself, and at length suffering her to embrace him and take charge of him, let his grey head rest against her cheek, and bewailed his wretchedness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The true patriots have long bewailed the fatal tendency of these vices, and have made no less than four regular experiments by EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLIES, convened for the special purpose, to apply a remedy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • And then Sir Launcelot asked where were the ten knights that were wounded sore; so she showed them unto Sir Launcelot, and there they made great joy of the coming of him, and Sir Launcelot made great dole of their hurts, and bewailed them greatly.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • 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.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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