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  • n. Acting out as a means of displaying a subconscious desire for attention or help.


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  • "Between nine and ten last night Police-Constable Cook, of the H Division, on duty near Waterloo Bridge, heard a cry for help and a splash in the water.

    Sole Music

  • When Atalia sees him, she looks up at him -- no longer four, but that inexpressible age that all children have when they believe their lives have ended, that look they can give that is both a cry for help and a cry for comfort, and he reaches down, the way any parent would do, and scoops her into his arms.

    New Race

  • Jan and Okke kicked against the panel of the door and let out a cry for help which echoed through the passage, but there was no sign of anyone coming to their rescue, though they listened for a long time.

    A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic


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