from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loud cry or clamor.
  • noun A strong protest or objection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A loud or vehement cry or crying; a cry of indignation or distress; clamor; confused noise; uproar.
  • noun An auction; auction.
  • To cry louder than; overcome in crying; hence, to excel in any way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor.
  • noun Sale at public auction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a loud cry or uproar
  • noun a strong protest
  • verb intransitive To cry out.
  • verb transitive To cry louder than.

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

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  • verb shout louder than
  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


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out + cry


  • To simply say that they are murderers because the word "outcry" is used elsewhere in the Bible in respect of murder and must therefore mean the same here is like saying that every "accused" in the docks must be "accused" of the same crime simply because they are all referred to as "accused".

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  • In deviating from righteousness into sin the "outcry" is an automatic result.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • To summarise my response in later posts: The word "outcry" is used, in the cases of Hagar and Esau in reference to crimes other than murder, contradicting your argument.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • The "outcry" is a corruption of righteousness, a twisting of righteousness.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • Yet such improvements to our education system will require relentless and vocal outcry from the parents whose children suffer most from the current state of our poorest and lowest-performing schools.

    Jalen Rose: Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

  • For many years, it has been the progressive movement that has championed advances in every level of American society -- from Social Security and Medicare to civil rights, equality of opportunity and freedom of choice. 2008 was a watershed election, an outcry from a large majority of Americans (not a tiny bunch of Tea Party extremists) for a fundamental change in the politics of our country.

    Hoyt Hilsman: Rooting for the Tea Party?

  • The vuvuzela outcry is mainly coming from those, like my friend, who are watching the tournament abroad.

    Global Voices in English » South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

  • This outcry is hiding behind 'healthcare' but it is racially motivated and part of the conservatives to make sure Obama does not succeed.

    GA congressman describes hate mail, Nazi graffiti after protests

  • A wild outcry from the dogs without did not take him from his task.


  • When it comes to settlement activity, the Olmert government reduced new construction beyond the security barrier, but it also gave permission for the construction of thousands of new housing units inside existing settlement blocs and in greater Jerusalem, evoking an outcry from the Palestinians and Arab leaders.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Politeness


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