sigh


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Synonyms for sigh

breathe out

exhalation

sigh for something or someone

Synonyms

  • long for
  • yearn for
  • pine for
  • mourn for
  • languish over
  • eat your heart out over

Synonyms for sigh

to make a low, continuous, and indistinct sound

a low, indistinct, and often continuous sound

Synonyms for sigh

an utterance made by exhaling audibly

a sound like a person sighing

Related Words

heave or utter a sigh

utter with a sigh

References in classic literature ?
He added that when Luscinda found herself in his power she lost all consciousness, and after returning to herself did nothing but weep and sigh without speaking a word; and thus in silence and tears they reached that inn, which for him was reaching heaven where all the mischances of earth are over and at an end.
No, indeed," replied the servant; "they all preserve a marvellous silence on the road, for not a sound is to be heard among them except the poor lady's sighs and sobs, which make us pity her; and we feel sure that wherever it is she is going, it is against her will, and as far as one can judge from her dress she is a nun or, what is more likely, about to become one; and perhaps it is because taking the vows is not of her own free will, that she is so unhappy as she seems to be.
said Louise, after breathing that sigh which had revealed so many griefs in its eloquent utterance.
At daybreak D'Artagnan, who had wandered about the lower hall, biting his fingers to stifle his sighs - D'Artagnan went up once more; and watching the moments when Grimaud turned his head towards him, he made him a sign to come to him, which the faithful servant obeyed without making more noise than a shadow.
No, Rosa, no; to-morrow we shall come to a conclusion as to the spot to be chosen for your tulip; you will plant it according to my instructions; and as to the third sucker," -- Cornelius here heaved a deep sigh, -- "watch over it as a miser over his first or last piece of gold; as the mother over her child; as the wounded over the last drop of blood in his veins; watch over it, Rosa
She was wet and uncomfortable, it is true; but, after sighing that one sigh I told you of, she managed to recall some of her customary cheerfulness and decided to patiently await whatever her fate might be.
Then came another of those melancholy little sighs, and this time the poor Gnat really seemed to have sighed itself away, for, when Alice looked up, there was nothing whatever to be seen on the twig, and, as she was getting quite chilly with sitting still so long, she got up and walked on.
Long shuddering sobs were heard, cries, and deep sighs.
A sigh which none could have heard unmoved, and which was sufficient at once to have swept off a dozen beaus; so soft, so sweet, so tender, that the insinuating air must have found its subtle way to the heart of our heroe, had it not luckily been driven from his ears by the coarse bubbling of some bottled ale, which at that time he was pouring forth.
Let them sympathise with me and sigh with me on account of my chilblains: "At the ice of knowledge will he yet FREEZE TO DEATH
Anna noticed this sigh, indicating dissent, and she went on.
And I said -- "She is warmer than Dian: She rolls through an ether of sighs -- She revels in a region of sighs.
The Bridge of Sighs, of course--and next the Church and the Great Square of St.
We intended to go to the Bridge of Sighs, but happened into the Ducal Palace first--a building which necessarily figures largely in Venetian poetry and tradition.
The names of those present on this occasion are unimportant, but they had been known to generations of school-boys as Sighs, Tar, Winks, Squirts, and Pat.