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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groan  \Groan\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Groaned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Groaning}.]  [OE.  gronen  granen,  granien  AS  gr?nian,  fr 
  the  root  of  grennian  to  grin.  [root]35.  See  {2d  Grin},  and 
  cf  {Grunt}.] 
  1.  To  give  forth  a  low  moaning  sound  in  breathing;  to  utter 
  a  groan,  as  in  pain,  in  sorrow,  or  in  derision;  to  moan. 
 
  For  we  .  .  .  do  groan,  being  burdened.  --2  Cor.  v. 
  4. 
 
  He  heard  the  groaning  of  the  oak.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  strive  after  earnestly,  as  with  groans. 
 
  Nothing  but  holy,  pure,  and  clear,  Or  that  which 
  groaneth  to  be  so  --Herbert. 




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