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crying


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cry  \Cry\  (kr[imac]),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cried}  (kr[imac]d); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crying}.]  [F.  crier,  cf  L.  quiritare  to 
  raise  a  plaintive  cry,  scream,  shriek,  perh.  fr  queri  to 
  complain;  cf  Skr.  cvas  to  pant,  hiss,  sigh.  Cf  {Quarrel}  a 
  brawl,  {Querulous}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  loud  call  or  cry;  to  call  or  exclaim  vehemently 
  or  earnestly;  to  shout;  to  vociferate;  to  proclaim;  to 
  pray;  to  implore. 
 
  And  about  the  ninth  hour,  Jesus  cried  with  a  loud 
  voice.  --  Matt. 
  xxvii.  46. 
 
  Clapping  their  hands,  and  crying  with  loud  voice. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Hear  the  voice  of  my  supplications  when  I  cry  unto 
  thee.  --  Ps  xxviii. 
  2. 
 
  The  voice  of  him  that  crieth  in  the  wilderness, 
  Prepare  ye  the  way  of  the  Lord.  --Is.  xl  3. 
 
  Some  cried  after  him  to  return.  --Bunyan. 
 
  2.  To  utter  lamentations;  to  lament  audibly;  to  express  pain, 
  grief,  or  distress,  by  weeping  and  sobbing;  to  shed  tears; 
  to  bawl,  as  a  child. 
 
  Ye  shall  cry  for  sorrow  of  heart.  --Is.  lxv.  14. 
 
  I  could  find  it  in  my  heart  to  disgrace  my  man's 
  apparel  and  to  cry  like  a  woman.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  utter  inarticulate  sounds,  as  animals. 
 
  The  young  ravens  which  cry.  --Ps.  cxlvii 
  9. 
 
  In  a  cowslip's  bell  I  lie  There  I  couch  when  owls  do 
  cry.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  on}  or  {upon},  to  call  upon  the  name  of  to  beseech. 
  ``No  longer  on  Saint  Denis  will  we  cry.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  out}. 
  a  To  exclaim;  to  vociferate;  to  scream;  to  clamor. 
  b  To  complain  loudly;  to  lament. 
 
  {To  cry  out  against},  to  complain  loudly  of  to  censure;  to 
  blame. 
 
  {To  cry  out  on}  or  {upon},  to  denounce;  to  censure.  ``Cries 
  out  upon  abuses.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  to},  to  call  on  in  prayer;  to  implore. 
 
  {To  cry  you  mercy},  to  beg  your  pardon.  ``I  cry  you  mercy, 
  madam;  was  it  you?''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crying  \Cry"ing\,  a. 
  Calling  for  notice;  compelling  attention;  notorious;  heinous; 
  as  a  crying  evil. 
 
  Too  much  fondness  for  meditative  retirement  is  not  the 
  crying  sin  of  our  modern  Christianity.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crying 
  adj  1:  noisy  with  or  as  if  with  loud  cries  and  shouts;  "a  crying 
  mass  of  rioters";  "a  howling  wind";  "shouting  fans"; 
  "the  yelling  fiend"  [syn:  {howling},  {yelling},  {shouting}] 
  2:  demanding  attention;  "clamant  needs";  "a  crying  need"; 
  "regarded  literary  questions  as  exigent  and  momentous"- 
  H.L.Mencken;  "insistent  hunger";  "an  instant  need"  [syn:  {clamant}, 
  {exigent},  {insistent},  {instant}] 
  3:  conspicuously  and  outrageously  bad  or  reprehensible;  "a 
  crying  shame";  "an  egregious  lie";  "flagrant  violation  of 
  human  rights";  "a  glaring  error";  "gross  ineptitude"; 
  "gross  injustice";  "rank  treachery"  [syn:  {crying(a)},  {egregious}, 
  {flagrant},  {glaring},  {gross},  {rank}] 
  n  :  the  process  of  shedding  tears  (usually  accompanied  by  sobs 
  or  other  inarticulate  sounds);  "I  hate  to  hear  a  child 
  crying";  "she  was  in  tears"  [syn:  {weeping},  {tears}] 




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