EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROAN
A groan of distress burst from him, and he fled the place in ignominious rout.
When Joggi got thus far in his story, he began to cry and groan, and would not be pacified.
I flung it upon the floor with a curse and threw myself back on my bed with a groan.
He was afraid to open his lips lest a groan should escape him.
I was resolved that I would not be subdued, and that the world should not hear me groan.
Cornelius heaved a sigh, which might have been called a groan.
When we heard a groan we turned our steps in the direction whence it came.
Then it flew over his head, while there sounded a groan from the Lakeville supporters.
A muttered oath followed by a groan roused me from my meditations.
A groan came from the judge, and the sheriff's head drooped.