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bewail
used in Oliver Twist

6 uses
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Definition
express strong regret
  • 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.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (77% in)
  • The crazy old woman was too much occupied in bewailing the loss of her cloak (which the undertaker had taken off), to pay him any attention; so they threw a can of cold water over him; and when he came to, saw him safely out of the churchyard, locked the gate, and departed on their different ways.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (97% in)
  • When Noah saw that the intelligence he communicated perfectly paralysed Mr. Bumble, he imparted additional effect thereunto, by bewailing his dreadful wounds ten times louder than before; and when he observed a gentleman in a white waistcoat crossing the yard, he was more tragic in his lamentations than ever: rightly conceiving it highly expedient to attract the notice, and rouse the indignation, of the gentleman aforesaid.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (14% in)
  • He was too well accustomed to suffering, and had suffered too much where he was, to bewail the prospect of change very severely.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (22% in)
  • This bitter disappointment caused Oliver much sorrow and grief, even in the midst of his happiness; for he had pleased himself, many times during his illness, with thinking of all that Mr. Brownlow and Mrs. Bedwin would say to him: and what delight it would be to tell them how many long days and nights he had passed in reflecting on what they had done for him, and in bewailing his cruel separation from them.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (59% in)
  • How many times do you read of such as I who spring into the tide, and leave no living thing, to care for, or bewail them.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (89% in)

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