Cry in a sentence

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Definition of Cry

  • To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
  • To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
  • To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
  • To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
  • To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
  • To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
  • to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
  • A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
  • Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
  • Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
  • Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
  • Importunate supplication.
  • Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
  • Common report; fame.
  • A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
  • A pack of hounds.
  • A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
  • The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
  • a fit of weeping
  • a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  • a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
  • a slogan used to rally support for a cause
  • the characteristic utterance of an animal
  • shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
  • bring into a particular state by crying
  • utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
  • utter a sudden loud cry
  • proclaim or announce in public
  • utter a characteristic sound
  • demand immediate action

How to use cry in a sentence. Cry pronunciation.

He was suddenly startled by a smothered cry, then a call of distress.
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The girl gave a choking cry.
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The grey, dank mists came down on him, his footsteps sank deeper and deeper, and ever the cries, as of damned spirits, grew in his ears.
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Through her veil she gazed at Nahoum with a cramping pain at her heart, for he seemed ever on the verge of the truth she dreaded; and when he spoke the truth, as though unconsciously, she felt she must cry out and rush from the room.
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Suddenly there was a cry of fear and horror over his head, a warning voice shrieking: "The bridge is open-we are lost.
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The door was at once opened, and Mahommed, with a cry, drew her inside.
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A low cry broke from Achmet, for now when death came he must go unclean to the after-world, forbidden Allah's presence.
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And yet when he came to see her, she wou'd wipe her mouth as if nothing had been the matter, and cry, why does my Sweeting stay so long away?
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He seized the little beast's collar, and flung it so violently across the room, that it uttered a pitiful cry of pain.
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And Paulus did experience it, without uttering a cry, and without stirring from the spot where he stood.
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With these words he gave the wine-jar to the old man, who looked in astonishment from him to Paulus, who felt indeed cut to the heart when the bishop's messenger turned to him for an instant, and with the cry, "Get thee out from among us!" disappeared.
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Streaming with sweat and panting for breath he leaned against the glowing porphyry wall behind him, hid his face in his hands and strove to collect himself, to think, to pray-for a long time in vain; for instead of joy in the suffering which he had taken upon himself, the grief of isolation weighed upon his heart, and the lamentable cry of the old man had left a warning echo in his soul, and roused doubts of the righteousness of a deed, by which even the best and purest had been deceived, and led into injustice towards him.
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She closed her eyes, felt vaguely and in vain in the air for some holdfast, her head fell powerless on one side, and before her cheek sank upon her shoulder she uttered one feeble cry of distress, for she felt as if all her limbs were dropping from her body, as leaves in autumn fall from the boughs, and she fell back unconscious on the stony couch which Paulus had constructed for her.
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And, after seating herself, the first thing she did was to have a good cry.
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Emmeline, frenzied by the certainty that her own house was on fire, began to cry aloud for her child, and Mumford rushed like a madman through the garden.
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Emmeline opened the door, and at once heard a cry of pain from upstairs.
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The first sentence of the book is a cry of longing.
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The cries of a cloud of wild ducks, moving up from one side, were echoed from God knows what distant lake.
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A beautiful young society girl impatiently cries: "There isn't a person who deserves such words from you!
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But our unspeakable regret at the loss to the world in both instances, when its greatest living author devotes himself to things done much better by men destitute of talent, makes us heartily sympathise with the attitude of the Countess, who hardly knew whether to laugh or to cry.
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Examples of Cry

Example #1
It was the voice of a woman.
Example #2
Could his gifts and labours not be used there?
Example #3
David quickly stooped and turned the body over.
Example #4
He lurched, rolled over on the floor, and lay still.
Example #5
Mocking shapes flitted past him, the wings of obscene birds buffeted him, the morass grew up about him; and now it was all a red moving mass like a dead sea heaving about him.
Example #6
If it be Thy will, let my soul be cast away; but for the soul of him whose body I slew, and for his land, let my life be the long sacrifice.