Definition of 'bemoan'
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He bemoans the loss of hard news in colour supplements to the worlds of advertising and fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our critic bemoans the lack of academic judgement on matters of expensive smells. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)He has since bemoaned the lack of attention devoted to it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Another bemoaned the lack of crèche facilities for dogs at the surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He bemoaned the lack of quality at his disposal in recent weeks after a run of four games without a win. The Sun (2009)Some British shareholders have bemoaned the fact that a national asset was being sold into foreign ownership. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Usually, opposition leaders bemoan the fact that they can only speak but have no power to act. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The prince bemoaned his lack of experience: all he knew in life was how to be a naval officer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet what woman after woman at the conference bemoaned was the lack of an informal kind of investment structure in Belfast. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Although the trust concedes that the spread of flush lavatories is an advance it bemoans the fact that only 40 per cent are dual flush. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Letter after letter either reflected on the wonderful time they had Just had together or bemoaned the fact that it was days before they were together again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the shareholder meeting to approve the deal, they were bemoaning the loss of their 10% discount card. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Instead of bemoaning the losses, this suburban church has decided to be positive about the people it has sent elsewhere in the Kingdom. Christianity Today (2000)After lots of stuff about how fast the business was growing and the 9 billion of bonds it has issued, he bemoans the lack of entrepreneurs there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Occasionally. bemoan is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bemoan'
British English: bemoan VERB
If you bemoan something, you express sorrow or dissatisfaction about it.
Universities bemoan their lack of funds.
Definition of bemoan from the Collins English Dictionary
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