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adjective as in weeping

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adjective as in demanding attention

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Example Sentences

The crying came when the 17-year-old was trying to make sense, on her own, of the complex form required to apply for the financial aid she needed as the first in her low-income family to go to college.

Today I rally but do not have the energy to both skin and keep my crying in check.

Their coughs echoed through the dorm at night, mixed, some remembered, with the quieter sounds of crying.

The forest was dense here, the trail overgrown, and you were about to reach reflexively for the phone you didn’t have, to shed some light on the path, when you first heard the crying.

This year’s pandemic means there is no crying—or spitting—in baseball.

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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.

The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.

Teachers are told never to put an arm around a crying child.

After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.

Suddenly, you are crying, breathless, raging, and on quieter days just going through the motions.

The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.

They were standing over the cots in the nursery late at night, and I think that Mamma was crying softly.

The atmosphere seemed drawn taut before him as though it must any instant split open upon a sound of crying.

His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"

I noticed that you had set her crying again, Lucy, for about the tenth time to-day.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crying, such as: mourning, sobbing, sorrowing, and tearful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.