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- n. A loud drawn out scream and howl.
- v. Present participle of wail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of expressing sorrow, grief, or the like audibly; loud cries of sorrow; deep lamentation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
- n. loud cries made while weeping
All of this wailing is a long winded way of saying that, this morning, I cut 10k worthless, horrible, painful words out of my manuscript.
But for five whole days he plunged the land in wailing and sorrow, and for five whole days he was the only man in the Klondike.
So far the Obama Administration, to our surprise and perhaps its own, has behaved with admirable sobriety despite the wailing from the political left.
I remember when the company in Dubai wanted to buy our ports and the wailing from the Repugs was deafening.
The latter being a VERY cool tune with Robin wailing at the end, “I wanna live in your body!”
So it's a little more than passing strange that Mr. Brooks clucks about Mr. Obama's "über-partisan budget" when, given the last few weeks of shrieking and wailing from the Republicans about socialism and communism, he's been the voice of moderation in the room.
So, despite all the screaming and wailing from the right about how Obama threatens America, an unnerving bipartisan consensus on the key precepts of American militarism has, in 2010, fully re-asserted itself.
Then came silence, followed by the wailing from the platform of his daughters, who'd just seen their father run over.
In the front to the left was a four foot high, four foot long wall built and painted by a couple of guys in our community that we call our wailing wall - people can come and write out their hearts' cries to the Lord and nail them to the wall.
The pained and pompous wailing from the traditional student council weenies