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Definitions of weep

  1. shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; " She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; " The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
  2. imp. of Weep, for wept.
  3. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.
  4. To lament; to complain.
  5. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
  6. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
  7. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.
  8. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.
  9. The lapwing; the wipe; - so called from its cry.
  10. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; - said of a plant or its branches.
  11. To shed tears; to cry.
  12. To shed tears for; hence, to lament or mourn; bewail.
  13. Weeper.
  14. To express grief by shedding tears: to wail or lament.
  15. To lament: to pour forth:- pa. t. and pa. p. wept.
  16. To lament; shed tears for.
  17. To shed tears.
  18. To let fall, as tears; shed tears.
  19. To lament; grieve.
  20. To be pendulous and drooping.
  21. To lament; to bemoan; to shed, as tears; to shed tears over; to spend in weeping; to drop.
  22. Originally, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish by outery; now, to manifest and express grief by shedding tears; to shed tears from any passion; to lament; to complain.
  23. To shed tears; to lament with tears; to express grief or anguish by tears.
  24. Of weep, which see.
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Usage examples for weep

  1. He was the one to weep. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. So bitterly did she weep that Sonjo felt as if his heart were being torn out while he listened. – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  3. Weep for those who fell before it! – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  4. " Marie, child of my heart, do weep, do complain! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  5. To that end I took an early opportunity of confiding my trouble to Nurse Hargreaves, and I almost made her weep by the touching manner in which I described my mother's death. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  6. For all this she did not weep. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  7. She began to weep: her mother took her part; and they gave way to her. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  8. Then David and the people who were with him wept aloud until they were no longer able to weep. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  9. He does not weep. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  10. A whisper'd " good- night" while they weep? – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. She did not weep. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  12. Do what you can not help doing; when you return I shall see you again, and if you don't come back I shall not weep for you, because the journey you have in view is a long one; therefore if you are absent a long time there will always be the hope of your return. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  13. If you see a friend weeping, weep with them. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  14. But Jesus turned to them and said: Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. – The Wonder Book of Bible Stories by Compiled by Logan Marshall
  15. Why should you weep over him? – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  16. You don't know how much I enjoy seeing you weep. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. But that he should weep! – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  18. Ah, and who makes it weep now? – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  19. I looked to see her break out and weep, but she did not. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
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