Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of moan.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of moan.

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Examples

  • Counteracting the usual start-of-term moans and groans about the end of literacy as we know it, Lunsford declares that "we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization."

    Jared Gardner: It Was the Most Literate of Times, It Was the Most Illiterate of Times

  • I'm not a ghost! shouted Gay, but the only response came in an hysterical babble of moans from the negro quarters somewhere in the rear and in the soft whir in his face of a leatherwing bat as it wheeled low in the twilight.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • When your protag moans that they have no friends and I think, "Give me $5 and I will tell you why," this is not the road to a long and happy reading experience.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • The more David Pepper cries, whines, bitches, and moans -- in other words shows that he is part of the chaos at City Hall -- the more people flock to Mark Mallory for Mayor of Cincinnati.

    UC Students: Mayoral election belongs to Mallory

  • The more David Pepper cries, whines, bitches, and moans -- in other words shows that he is part of the chaos at City Hall -- the more people flock to Mark Mallory for Mayor of Cincinnati.

    Why Did Burke Cancel BOE Meeting?

  • “They are human cries,” said one: “More like the howling of a dog,” replied another; and again they bent to catch the sound of regular distant moans, which issued from the precincts of the ruined city.

    The Last Man

  • Olive was moaning with pain, but her moans were a sweet reassurance in

    Muslin

  • "My dear Madame Ursula, it would oblige me if you would cease your moans, that is, unless you should prefer to return to the château alone!"

    The Son of Monte-Cristo

  • Nothing was heard in reply to the signal but the gurgle and cluck of one of these invisible wheels — together with a few small sounds which a sad man would have called moans, and a happy man laughter — caused by the flapping of the waters against trifling objects in other parts of the stream.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • Nothing was heard in reply to the signal but the gurgle and cluck of one of these invisible wheels -- together with a few small sounds which a sad man would have called moans, and a happy man laughter -- caused by the flapping of the waters against trifling objects in other parts of the stream.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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