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Definitions of sigh

  1. utter with a sigh
  2. an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  3. a sound like a person sighing; " she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
  4. heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; " She sighed sadly"
  5. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
  6. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
  7. To make a sound like sighing.
  8. To exhale ( the breath) in sighs.
  9. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
  10. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
  11. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
  12. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lanent.
  13. To breathe deeply and audibly as a result of fatigue, sorrow, etc.; lament; to make a sound like sighing; as, the winds sigh; to yearn: with for; as, the nations sighed for peace.
  14. A deep, audible breath, expressing sorrow, anxiety, etc.
  15. 1. To make an audible inspiration and expiration under the influence of some emotion. 2. A deep inspiration, made involuntarily under the influence of some emotion, followed by an audible expiration.
  16. Prolonged single inspiration and expiration.
  17. To inhale and respire with a long, deep, and audible breathing, as in grief: to sound like sighing.
  18. To express by sighs.
  19. A long, deep, audible respiration.
  20. A deep, audible respiration.
  21. To give a deep, audible breathing; lament; long.
  22. To utter a sigh; lament.
  23. To yearn; long.
  24. A deep respiration, as in sorrow.
  25. A single deep respiration; the involuntary inhaling of a large quantity of air, under some overpowering emotion, and the sudden emission of it.
  26. To lament; to mourn; to express by sighs.
  27. To utter a sigh.
  28. A deep, long- drawn, and audible respiration, as in grief or pain.
  29. To express by sighs; to inhale and expire a long breath audibly, as in grief or pain.
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Usage examples for sigh

  1. " Well, I just couldn't," said the Girl with a sigh – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. " But now I must really go along to the house, old fellow," he said, with a sigh – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. A sigh of relief followed the question. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  4. He gave a little sigh and walked on in deep thought. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  5. Martin: Was it a sigh – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  6. I'm sorry I forgot myself, returned Charlie, with a sigh – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. But"- with a sigh I am better now." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  8. Peter gave a great sigh – Mrs. Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. There was a long silence, broken at last by the old priest's deep sigh – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  10. " She has gone out," said Madame, with a sigh – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  11. " That's right," cried the captain, with a sigh of relief. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  12. " I suppose so," I said, as I heard Mary give a low sigh – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. It was a sigh of relief. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  14. " If it hadn't been for poor old Dad," she would say to herself and sigh – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  15. " Then I'll go," said Russ Bunker, with a sigh – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. Then the maiden came to herself, with a sigh – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  17. Doctor Dorn gave a big sigh and said he understood. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich
  18. Then she drew a long sigh – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  19. " All right," replied Jimmie, with a sigh – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  20. I never heard anything like it, she finished with a sigh – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
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