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bemoan

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbemoanbe‧moan /bɪˈməʊn $ -ˈmoʊn/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 COMPLAINto complain or say that you are disappointed about something 🔊 He was bemoaning the fact that lawyers charge so much.bemoan the lack/absence/loss of something 🔊 an article bemoaning the lack of sports facilities in the area→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bemoanBusiness no longer understands the examination system and its grades and it bemoans the continually changing scene.On the one hand, he bemoans the development of a political underclass as demonstrated by poll-tax refuseniks and Los Angeles rioters.For years, parents and teachers have bemoaned the fact that we do not have a national childcare policy.So it seems our old Antiquary bemoaned the lack of a bridge.These would hit the popular audience - the old-style Mirror readers who wrote in bemoaning the trivialization of their paper.I suspect that Labour has bemoaned unemployment vigorously and at length during every period of opposition.The auction houses quite wisely retreated, leaving specialist dealers bemoaning what they alleged were short-sighted policies.bemoan the lack/absence/loss of somethingSo it seems our old Antiquary bemoaned the lack of a bridge.He put the kettle on, bemoaning the lack of business.I get letters from single women bemoaning the absence of men; and from single men bemoaning the absence of women.White suburbanites bemoan the loss of their cities to crime, drugs and-by extension-black neighbourhoods.
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Verb table
bemoan
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybemoan
he, she, itbemoans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybemoaned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bemoaned
he, she, ithas bemoaned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bemoaned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bemoan
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bemoaned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bemoaning
he, she, itis bemoaning
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you, we, theyare bemoaning
Past
I, he, she, itwas bemoaning
you, we, theywere bemoaning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bemoaning
he, she, ithas been bemoaning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bemoaning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bemoaning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bemoaning
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