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Sighed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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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    • [VIDEO] Durham's Sylvan Esso Live In Concert | WUNC
      "It's the dreamiest of scenes," Sylvan Esso singer Amelia Meath sighed as she looked out over the sold-out crowd at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Wearing six-inch platform tennis shoes and an all-black jumpsuit, Meath gyrated and pumped her fists, urging the crowd on. Read more on this news related to 'Sighed'
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      As a little boy, I grew up on the legend of Meena Kumari. Almost everybody had words of praise for her craft and beauty, almost everybody had sighed at her sorrow, many known, many more perceived.... Read more on this news related to 'Sighed'

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