Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
Then she began to bewail her loss, and said, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'
He was bewailing his failure in the examination.
bewail = to express sorrow or unhappiness over, bemoan, lament, weep
Every one with tears bewailed her death.
No one lost their key assets.
key assets = capital assets=critical asset in any business which need to be protected. Copyright, company name, logo are some examples
Every business be small or big must take care to protect its key assets.
He gave me the dickens for being late.
give someone the dickens = annoy or harass someone, reprimand
He scared the dickens out of me.
dickens = deuce = Satan= “Dickens" is thought to be a vague expression for "the devil," much as "gosh" is a substitute for "God," "heck" for "hell," Some speculate that "dickens" is a short form of an earlier term "devilkin," little devil, but this has never been firmly established
What in the dickens is that?
in the dickens = used as an intensive expression
He was recalled from abroad on (by) urgent private affairs.
An officer may be recalled from leave in the exigencies of public service.
I don’t recall her name. Recall=recollect; remember. So say”
I can’t recall her name or I am sorry, I don’t recall her name. (more polite)
I don’t recall you remaining absent so often.
There are many legends that recall the past.
Let me recall a case within my own recent experience.Ok
We must try to recall her to life. To recall = to revoke or withdraw or bring back, So this appears to be not a feasible statement.
We have to recall their attention to the present subject. Ok
The Indians usually recall their gifts. Is it? I have no such experience.
She never recall her words. Ok
Can you recall your schooldays? Ok
I recall him as a very bashful child. Ok
They recalled him from retirement to active duty. Ok
recall = call back, call to the colors
She recalled with surprise that she had an appointment. Ok
I could not recall where he had agreed to meet. Ok
recall = to remember; recollect
He was boosted into power by business interest/in the interest of business.
Perhaps advertising might boost the sales.
boost = give somebody or something a push up
An old man comes around regularly collecting scraps.
Give the scraps to the dog.
scrap = odds and ends, bits of uneaten food= useless things(noun)
You ought to scrap that old bicycle and buy a new one.Ok
to scrap = throw away as unless or work out(verb)
Thank you for your efforts.
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