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Verb
To emit a (typically long and deep) audible breath
“She heard him sigh, and then sigh again, and each time wondered if it would turn out to be his death.”
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To express a deep (usually negative) emotion by exhaling
“For those who sigh wearily at this impossible aspiration, there are other solutions.”
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To make a rustling or murmuring sound
“The heat is not too oppressive because of the breezes that sigh in from the cool, sparkling Atlantic waters of Table Bay.”
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To feel a deep yearning for (someone or something lost, unattainable, or distant)
“He also continued to sigh for the simple antique attitudes of the emotions in their liberty.”
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To feel or express emotional or mental anguish
“Thinking back to the time when they had known each other in Yunzhou, he could not help but sigh about the fickleness of the world.”
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To be constantly or visibly anxious
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To complain or grumble
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To gasp or utter with effort
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Think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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To indulge in fantasies about something desired
Noun
Plural for an audible exhalation
“With a soft sigh, he nodded, then leaned against the wall.”
Noun
Plural for an audible manifestation of grief or dissatisfaction
“She heaved a weary sigh at the sight of the mess before her.”
Noun
Plural for a low, indistinct continuous whispering sound
Noun
Plural for a slight movement of air
Noun
Plural for a continuous low humming sound
Noun
(of leaves or wind) Plural for a soft rustling or murmuring sound
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