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  • v. Present participle of bawl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loud cries made while weeping


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  • We had to search someone the other day (it turns out that my trainer knows the guy and figured that searching his car was a safe way for me to try my first real search), and the older women began "bawling" when we began to search him and his car.

    ‘Spirits Are Still High’

  • Rushing in, I was informed that Noah was "bawling" (which fact was perfectly evident), having jammed his fingers in trying to "hist" the window.

    Le Petit Nord or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour

  • To think of having uneducated and formerly godless people "bawling" the

    The Authoritative Life of General William Booth

  • While she managed to keep her composure during the broadcast, she said she was "bawling" later.


  • He said in the early hours of November 25 last year he saw the accused distraught, shaking and "bawling". - Stuff

  • I could hear near and distant explosions of rifles, shouts and curses of men, women screaming and children bawling.

    Chapter 13

  • And what I witnessed set me bawling, "What now, Vandervoot?" till all our crew came running.

    Chapter 15

  • The garish colors, the bawling kids, the irritating and distracting music and the inedible snacks make it no place for conversation or cogitation.

    Matthew Yglesias » McDonald’s Or Starbucks

  • The shepherd that found him, he was flat astounded, took the lad home just so's he could sit there listening to him ... bawling and bawling.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The strongest emotion is fear, and that is the impetus behind nearly every shouted question and rhetorical squawk you see the screeching monkey conservatives bawling out in town hall meetings.

    Obama says reform a 'matter of necessity'


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