2 : to creak under a strain <The stairs groaned
under his weight.
Finally, I just groaned
because I was so frustrated and that woke up Gandalf and off he went.
Then, in the final moment, far from a quiet, complacent passing on, in full control of pain and pathos like some god-in-human-drag, "slumming," for a brief season, among such poor wayward creatures, this God yelled, yowled, cursed, swore, cried out, groaned
, moaned, made it plain this blood-letting was a divine abomination, and even, like Job, finally dared put God "himself" at issue, if such doings as this were "the father's will" (Mark 15:33-39).
When I said this - that I was hungry for Hockney - certain supposedly with-it art-world types groaned
Each time Mother groaned
, sweat beaded on my upper lip and heat engulfed me, though I had stripped to my slip and a fan hummed on the kitchen table.
The bulldozer ticks in the sun, Yellow elephant that leaned against a house, Groaned
when the timbers groaned
: Two by fours, joists and beams, Cornered joints, floor and paneled walls, Yawning nails that had not held light in forty years.
in exasperation when idealistic socialists alternately preached to the poor or romanticized the uneducated-she knew that knowledge was liberating.
Eager first-graders giggled and groaned
as they plucked and tweezed sought-after skulls and bones from regurgitated owl pellets to learn more about what owls eat.