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  • as inbemoan
  • as inlament

synonyms for beat one's breast

  • deplore
  • lament
  • mourn
  • regret
  • bewail
  • complain
  • rue
  • cry over spilled milk
  • grieve for
  • moan over
  • sing the blues
  • weep for

antonyms for beat one's breast

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  • be happy
  • praise
  • gloat
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How to use beat one's breast in a sentence

Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
It is something which takes side in the child's breast with the reasonable governor and the laws which he or she administers.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Alessandro walked at the horses' heads, his face sunk on his breast, his eyes fixed on the ground.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
We laid him down gently, folded his arms on his breast, and for a moment held our peace in tribute to his passing.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The governor placed a dagger to his breast in order to get him to tell what he knew of his wife.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BEAT ONE'S BREAST

  • beat one's breast
  • bewail
  • complain
  • cry over spilled milk
  • deplore
  • grieve for
  • lament
  • moan over
  • mourn
  • regret
  • rue
  • sing the blues
  • weep for
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.