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noun as in groan, complaint

verb as in groan, complain

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Example Sentences

The thunderous crunch of it shattering couldn't drown out her moans over the perfect marriage of salt, pork fat and crackling.

Indeed, asking him to say who he would like to take part in season 3 merits an anguished moan.

In the privacy of her office, behind a closed door, she allowed herself to sob, letting out a deep moan.

Students moan and growl and shriek and yawp, as if exorcising demons in a ritualistic ceremony.

“I always find it weird when actors moan about things like this,” he says.

As much as customers love to moan about small, uncomfortable seats, the demand for them is higher than ever.

And the best his Republican opponents can do is moan about Benghazi.

But, generally speaking, businesses scream and moan, react and innovate, and wind up in a better place.

The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.

The old owl no longer hooted, and the water-oaks had ceased to moan as they bent their heads.

Then a moan, then a howl and a shriek arose which reached from group to group, from house to house, from square to forest.

With a low moan her head sunk upon the old man's knee, and she shook and trembled with violent emotion.

"I refuse," she answered, her arms falling, her voice a low moan of the most utter despair.


On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moan, such as: gripe, sigh, sob, wail, whine, and beef.

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