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- v. To be in urgent need (of)
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- v. need badly or desperately
Before he's through tonight, Venus Poon's in for a drubbing that'll make her Golden Gulley cry out for mercy in eight dialects …. "
Someone had heard Sharyn cry out for help, someone had heard her scream, someone was trying to save her ....
Write, dearest, in such a manner that the whole crowd may perceive you from everywhere, by the height at which you will have placed yourself; but do not cry out for people to admire you; for, on all sides, the largest magnifying-glasses would be directed towards you; and what becomes of the most delicious object seen by the microscope! "
He said that he found the terrible effects of a gulty conscience, thinking daily and hourly that he heard her blood cry out for vengeance, and that he thought he saw her alywas in his sight.
That soul that can, under his distresses, repair to some sense and experience of the prevalency of his affections in it formerly, -- it will relieve him against all his troubles, and only make him cry out for such affections unto God again, that will fully satisfy, when they are drawn out unto him.
It is evident that the savage instinct tends to take the upper hand; but I fear something worse; it is the egoistic and cowardly instinct; it is the ignoble corruption of false patriots, of ultra-republicans who cry out for vengeance, and who hide themselves; a good pretext for the bourgeois who want a STRONG reaction.