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noun as in dirge

verb as in moan

verb as in wail

verb as in groan


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An insistent sort of rage propels his text forward and keens its edges, turning dry numbers into pointed weapons.

The organ—well played by Mr. Henry P. Keens—is small; but, like the church itself, temporary.

"Some might think so," replied Mrs. Keens, stopping her wringer to reflect a little.

Unlike Mrs. Davids, Mrs. Keens neither pitied herself nor would allow anybody else to do so.

The keeners may or may not be professional, and the keens are more often of a traditional than of an improvised description.

The Albanian keens are not always versified; 376 they sometimes consist simply in the endless reiteration of a single phrase.

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On this page you'll find 344 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keens, such as: complaining, dirge, elegy, grieving, jeremiad, and keen.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.