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sighed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sigh  \Sigh\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sighed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sighing}.]  [OE.  sighen,  si?en;  cf  also  OE  siken,  AS 
  s[=i]can,  and  OE  sighten,  si?ten,  sichten  AS  siccettan 
  all  perhaps,  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  inhale  a  larger  quantity  of  air  than  usual,  and 
  immediately  expel  it  to  make  a  deep  single  audible 
  respiration,  especially  as  the  result  or  involuntary 
  expression  of  fatigue,  exhaustion,  grief,  sorrow,  or  the 
  like 
 
  2.  Hence  to  lament;  to  grieve. 
 
  He  sighed  deeply  in  his  spirit.  --Mark  viii. 
  12. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  sound  like  sighing. 
 
  And  the  coming  wind  did  roar  more  loud,  And  the 
  sails  did  sigh  like  sedge.  --Coleridge. 
 
  The  winter  winds  are  wearily  sighing.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Note:  An  extraordinary  pronunciation  of  this  word  as  s[=i]th 
  is  still  heard  in  England  and  among  the  illiterate  in 
  the  United  States. 




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