Sigh in a sentence

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Definition of Sigh

  • 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.
  • Hence, to lament; to grieve.
  • To make a sound like sighing.
  • To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
  • To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
  • To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
  • A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
  • Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan�ent.
  • an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  • a sound like a person sighing
  • heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
  • utter with a sigh

How to use sigh in a sentence. Sigh pronunciation.

With a great sigh, and yet with the tenseness gone from her eyes, she slowly drew the veil up again till only her eyes were visible.
I sat down on a stone, with a sigh, and by a natural impulse one of my hands sought my forehead, and the other the base of my stomach.
The Bawd was no sooner gone, and the Coast clear, but the Lady, fetching a great sigh, breaks forth into this doleful Lamentation,-_O unhappy Woman!
When he had accomplished this, Sirona leaned back against the stone, and something of dawning satisfaction was audible in the soft sigh, which was the first sound that had escaped her tightly closed lips since her rescue.
When at length they took their leave, she saw the last of them with a sigh of thanksgiving.
Mrs. Mumford breathed a sigh of thankfulness that she was not called upon to take part in this scene.
In carrying it we sigh with weariness and complain of its weight.
Here bigotry, hypocritical humility, sighs and sugary, sanctimonious, unmeaning phrases; there the same odious grimaces, although its method and means are of another kind-swaggering manners, bold and scornful looks-'God help the man who dares to insult me!'-padded shoulders, cock-a-hoop defiance.
He spends all his time in aspirations, sighs, and tears-and never by any chance accomplishes anything.
The next morning when I entered the Emperor's room he did not mention this visit of the Empress; but I found him suffering and dejected, and sighs which he could not repress issued from his breast.
In this scene one could judge from her joy of the sincerity of her sacrifice, while at the same time her stifled sighs testified to its extent.
Nancy heaved a sigh, the result of holding her breath too long.
It seemed to Nancy that she heard a sigh of relief.
She heaved a sigh, and began to look round the office.
Fragrant with Champak scents the warm wind sighs Heavily, faintly, languorously fanned By drowsy peacock-plumes-to keep the flies From your full nose and eyes- Waved from behind you, where on either hand Two silent slaves of Nubian polish stand, Whose patent-leather visages reflect The convex day, with mirror-like effect.
Of this and that; and you shall have your will, And heave a deep sigh when I've paid my bill, Having got off at last some rare white elephant.
At this unexpected declaration, Madame de Tecle looked at him, breathed a slight sigh of relief, and gravely awaited what he had to say.
Madame de Tecle had listened, without once interrupting him even by a sigh.
From time to time a deep, sad sigh broke from his oppressed chest; he passed his hand over his brow as if to efface the importunate images.
He opened his eyes, and, scarcely daring to try a sense, immediately shut them; then hearing a deep sigh, he shrugged his shoulders, and looked as pitiable as a prime minister with a rebellious cabinet.

Examples of Sigh

Example #1
Achmet is bidden to the feast.
Example #2
She lowered her yashmak and looked at him with burning eyes.
Example #3
I believe I never appreciated, till then, the poverty of the human machinery-for I still needed a hand or two to place elsewhere.
Example #4
He soared over three fences like a bird, and disappeared down the road toward the Washoe Valley.
Example #5
Unhappy in having without cause lost the Love of a Husband in whom I had plac'd all my Happiness!
Example #6
And I hope you will make me amends for what I have suffer'd for you.