Usage examples for wail

  1. All her tunes seemed sad like a wail while David was gone. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  2. The winds and the waves of ocean, They rested quietly, But I heard on the gale a sound of wail, And tears came to mine eye. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. The music was just dying down to its last wail when Gray looked up and caught sight of her coming. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  4. Macleod did not know there was scarcely any more volume in this girl's voice now than when she was singing the plaintive wail that preceded it: it seemed to him that there was the strength of the tread of armies in it, and a challenge that could rouse a nation. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  5. And when they came howling to our tents, raising the death- wail, and summoned us to a war of vengeance, my grandfather and afterwards my father refused, saying: 'Not yet! – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  6. Joseph stretched out his enormous arms and his voice was a broken wail. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  7. The cry ended in a wail. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  8. Anstice's heart was touched by this lamentable wail. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  9. Suddenly, to his intense dismay, she threw her arms around his neck and began to weep- and wail. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. She had a knife in her hand, and if anyone offered to come near the body the mother would wail: " I am weary of life. – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  11. As she went out and closed the door, a little wail from Nellie sounded on her ear. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. The destruction of Uriconium is so far matter of recorded history that a reference to it has been detected in the wail of a British poet. – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  13. Hear it: is it wail or mirth? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. She began to cry and wail and said, " I told you I wanted such a fish, and yet you let him go; I am sure you do not love me." – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  15. There was no answer but the wail of a jackal, and after that the far- off booming of a lion's roar. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  16. If the reader is willing to peer into the darkest depths of this suffering, let him read again and consider well that suppressed wail of the women where they speak of the polar snows and the funeral pile; and let him think of all that is meant when the men say, If we had known at the commencement what fiery trials were to surround us, we should have hesitated to enter on the enterprise. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  17. The wail fell to a sigh.... – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates