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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of groan.


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  • Just as she sat next to me, Ted groaned from the other room.


  • And when he had versed his verse and had prosed his prose, he again groaned and complained and remembered he had been and how he had been parted from his brother.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when Kamar al-Zaman had repeated to his father these verses, he wept and complained and groaned from a wounded heart; and added these lines,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "I've heard of these Paumotus before," the captain groaned, lifting his blanched face from his hands.

    The Seed of McCoy

  • Martin groaned and sweated and thrust his hands through his hair.

    Chapter 29

  • Here Mrs. Silverstein groaned her horror of gambling, and her husband, aware that his eloquence had betrayed him, collapsed into voluble assurances that he was ahead of the game.

    Chapter 2

  • "If only she don't burn all her canvas off before she makes inside,:" the captain groaned.


  • "Let me free, let me free," the sword groaned enthusiastically.

    Labor Policy

  • Woodrow Call groaned whenever his broken foot touched the ground—even Matilda Roberts, the strongest spirit in the troop, except for Bigfoot, merely trudged along silently.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • He held it out to me, but as I stretched my hand the sword groaned like a stricken man, and I leaped back crying, “Sorcery!”

    Puck of Pook’s Hill


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