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synonyms for groaning

  • cry
  • grumble
  • murmur
  • sigh
  • bemoan
  • gripe
  • grouse
  • keen
  • lament
  • mumble
  • object
  • whine

antonyms for groaning

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  • compliment
  • praise
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How to use groaning in a sentence

He took face-fulls of bear spray with no way to shield himself, and a video captured his agonizing groans and twisted face as the assault continued before he was finally freed and pulled back.
HOW BATTERED D.C. POLICE MADE A STAND AGAINST THE CAPITOL MOBPETER HERMANNJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There was a collective groan in the press box when two Giants jumped on Smith’s back and twisted him to the ground for their first sack of him on his second possession of the second quarter.
ALEX SMITH GOT HIS SECOND CHANCE. NOW IT’S TIME TO GIVE DWAYNE HASKINS HIS.KEVIN BLACKISTONENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Tressan fell suddenly to groaning and wringing his hands a pathetic figure had it been less absurd.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A poor old woman sat groaning over the fire, and two children crouched, half-clothed, on the bare floor.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Here the French kings reveled in voluptuousness, with their prisoners groaning beneath their feet.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
A sullen calm fell, and the smack rolled with clashing blocks and groaning spars, making night hideous.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Daisy was still groaning as Mogin put the car in first and sent it whizzing down the street.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
As he spoke, the tall clock in the corner, after an ominous creaking and groaning, began to strike five.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
On the General Monk were stretched the dead bodies of twenty men, while twenty-six wounded lay groaning below.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
The wounded were groaning on the dry turf, men were bringing in the dead, and here and there women wailing.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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