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Moan, subst. lamentation: Lucr. 1363. Sonn. 44, 12. 71, 13. 149, 8. Pilgr. 295. Pilgr. 295 Ado V, 3, 16. H6A II, 3, 44. H6C V, 4, 10. R3 IV, 4, 58. Troil. II, 2, 107. Hml. IV, 5, 198. Cymb. IV, 2, 273. Per. IV Prol. 27. “to make m.” Compl. 217. Gent. II, 3, 33. Mids. V, 341. Merch. I, 1, 126. R3 I, 2, 158. to make m. to == to complain to: “I oft delivered from his forfeitures many that have at times made m. to me,” Merch. III, 3, 23. Plur. “--s:” Ven. 831. Lucr. 587. Lucr. 587 Lucr. 587 Mids. V, 190. R2 V, 1, 90. R3 II, 2, 80 (Ff griefs). Rom. V, 3, 15. Oth. IV, 3, 45.
Passing into the sense of grief, sorrow: (tears and groans) “poor wasting monuments of lasting --s,” Lucr. 798. “the sad account of forebemoaned m.” Sonn. 30, 11. “thine being but a moiety of my m.” R3 II, 2, 60 (Qq grief). “that bear this mutual heavy load of m.” R3 II, 2, 60 cf. also Pilgr. 379 and Cymb. IV, 2, 273.
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