01. The accident victim lay on the ground, [moaning] with pain.
02. The wind [moaned] in the trees.
03. I heard a [moan], and turned to see my tennis partner sitting on the ground, holding his ankle.
04. We could hear my friends making love in the next room, and felt embarrassed every time they [moaned] with pleasure.
05. Students always [moan] about how much homework they have, but they complain if you don't give them any at all.
06. The old woman [moaned] with sorrow as she watched her husband's coffin being lowered into his grave.
07. The children were [moaning] that they didn't have anything to do.
08. She [moaned] with desire when he caressed her back.
09. After the explosion, we could hear people all around us screaming and [moaning] in pain.
10. He [moans] about how much work he has to do, but he seems to have a lot of time to sit around chatting with the secretaries all the time.
11. His only [moan] with his new job is that his office doesn't have a window.
12. He and his teammates do nothing but [moan] about how bad they are, but they don't seem to want to put in the effort necessary to improve.
13. "I'll never finish my homework in time," he [moaned].
14. Nelia White once said that some people just don't seem to realize when they're [moaning] about not getting prayers answered that "no" is the answer.
15. There is a Greek proverb which states that men never [moan] over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
16. There is a Danish proverb which observes that the person who loves sorrow will always find something to [moan] about.
17. There is a Yiddish proverb which notes that there's plenty of time to [bemoan] bad fortune once it arrives.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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