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  • noun Plural form of groane.


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  • At these harsh words, Isabella fell into abundance of teares, where-among she mingled many sighes and groanes, such as were able to overthrow a farre stronger constitution: so that, being full of feare and dismay, yet no way distrusting her brethrens cruell deede; she durst not question any more after him.

    The Decameron

  • Panuccio, yawning and stretching out his limbes, with unusuall groanes and respirations, such as (better) could bee hardly dissembled: seemed to wake as out of a traunce, and calling his friend Adriano, said.

    The Decameron

  • Frazer quotes an ancient English paper which records the startling fact that when an oak is being felled it gives a kind of shriekes or groanes that may be heard a mile off as if it were the genius of the oak lamenting.

    Fears and Fancies of the Forests

  • When an oak is being felled “it gives a kind of shriekes or groanes, that may be heard a mile off, as if it were the genius of the oake lamenting.

    Chapter 9. The Worship of Trees. § 1. Tree-spirits

  • Forget not: in thy book record their groanes Who were thy Sheep and in their antient Fold Slayn by the bloody Piemontese that roll'd Mother with Infant down the Rocks.


  • [Enter the other Maske of entended murderers; Step-sons; Bastard; and a fourth man, comming in dauncing, the Duke recouers a little in voyce, and groanes, - calls a guard, treason.] [At which they all start out of their measure, and turning towards the Table, they finde them all to be murdered.]

    The Revenger's Tragedy

  • 3088: Of all one paine, saue for a night of groanes

    Richard III (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • 2722: Are clamorous groanes, that strike vpon my heart,

    Richard II (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • 948: Th 'annointed soueraigne of sighes and groanes:

    Love's Labour Lost (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • 643: The wretched annimall heau'd forth such groanes

    As You Like It (1623 First Folio Edition)


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