Regretting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations BewailingThere is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.ndash;Somerset MaughamIf you do not study hard when young you'll end up bewailing your failures as you grow up.ndash;ProverbBewailing ndash; BemoanTo tremble before anticipated evils, is to bemoan what thou hast never lost.ndash;Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Use in Literature BewailingShe did not weep nor bewail.ndash;G. Mercer Adam in An Algonquin Maiden.Miss Brewster bewailed her harsh lot with drooping lip.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.Mrs. Smart bewailed the bygone day when every servant in her house was a Government Chupprassee except the khansamah and a Portuguese ayah.ndash;Edward Hamilton Aitken in Behind the Bungalow.At first Christie enjoyed the novelty of the thing, and watched with interest the anxious housewives who flocked in demanding that rara avis, an angel at nine shillings a week; and not finding it, bewailed the degeneracy of the times.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.I bewailed it.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Story of a Bad Boy.When they arrive before its rushing blast, here are shrieks, and bewailing, and lamenting; here they blaspheme the power divine.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Inferno (tr Norton).Our Pilgrim Fathers were by no means 'total abstainers,' and sadly bewailed being deprived of their beer when the supply failed.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 5.But none may more bewail his mournful hearse, Than I that am the issue of his loins.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.
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