moan (n.) Old form(s): moane, mone
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
1H6 II.iii.43[Countess to Talbot] Thy mirth shall turn to moan
3H6 V.iv.10[Queen to all, of the King] in his moan, the ship splits on the rock
Ham IV.v.198[Ophelia singing] we cast away moan [i.e. grieve to no purpose]
LC.217[of jewels] each several stone / With wit well blazoned smiled or made some moan
MV III.iii.23[Antonio to Solanio, of Shylock] I oft delivered from his forfeitures / Many that have at times made moan to me
PP.20.7[] Everything did banish moan
R3 II.ii.113[Buckingham to all] You ... / That bear this heavy mutual load of moan [F; Q griefe]
Sonn.149.8if thou lower'st on me do I not spend / Revenge upon myself with present moan?
Sonn.30.11Then can I ... heavily from woe to woe tell o'er / The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan
Sonn.44.12I must attend time's leisure with my moan
Sonn.71.13Lest the wise world should look into your moan
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