Sigh

Definition of Sigh

v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sighed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sighing.]
2.Hence, to lament; to grieve.
He sighed deeply in his spirit.
- Mark viii. 12.
3.To make a sound like sighing.
And the coming wind did roar more loud,
And the sails did sigh like sedge.
- Coleridge.
The winter winds are wearily sighing.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
Never man sighed truer breath.
- Shak.
2.To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
Ages to come, and men unborn,
Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate.
- Pior.
3.To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
They . . . sighed forth proverbs.
- Shak.
The gentle swain . . . sighs back her grief.
- Hoole.
n.1.A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
I could drive the boat with my sighs.
- Shak.
2.Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan ent.
With their sighs the air
Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite.
- Milton.

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