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  • v. To shout in a loud voice, due to pain, or fear, or unhappiness.

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

  • v. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


cry + out (Wiktionary)


  • One of the survivors later said he heard the young qadir's rakiq cry out a curse before the abyss yawned open and released its hell-creature, but that could have been something added after the fact.

    The Brothers' War

  • There is so much vain philosophising and so little that makes you cry out when you encounter it, “Ah, here is a new thing!”

    Jacob's Ladder

  • One of the men had raised up his club to strike a pup when he heard the mother cry out in Irish: Mo pháistín, mo pháistín!


  • A Red Pfenix got far enough through enemy lines to cry out that much information before being wounded and having to turn back.

    Son of a Witch

  • If, to make a stand against this armament of pigmies, you collect your best powers, your best friends will cry out that you want to have everything, that you aim at domineering, at tyranny.

    The Atheist's Mass

  • It made her want to cling fast to him, to hold him, for there was a warm, half-sleepy remoteness in his beauty that made her want to cry out and clutch him, to have him.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • He wanted to cry out to them, to hold each and every one close while explicating the appalling details of alien du­plicity.

    The False Mirror

  • He bonked his head on one of the table legs but Reed Spencer Robinson, the Invisible Spy, knew better than to cry out in pain.

    Say What?

  • ‘I Have done the deed!’ you may cry out like Macbeth, and with equal horror—‘I have murdered the public credit as she slept—I have murdered her, being my guest!’

    Robert Morris

  • Humboldt also asserts that the eyes of the Callithrix sciureus "instantly fill with tears when it is seized with fear;" but when this pretty little monkey in the Zoological Gardens was teased, so as to cry out loudly, this did not occur.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals


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