Thesaurus / moan


The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The old owl no longer hooted, and the water-oaks had ceased to moan as they bent their heads.THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Then a moan, then a howl and a shriek arose which reached from group to group, from house to house, from square to forest.A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
With a low moan her head sunk upon the old man's knee, and she shook and trembled with violent emotion.THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
"I refuse," she answered, her arms falling, her voice a low moan of the most utter despair.THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
One is frequently reminded of the story of the woman whose moan when her baby died was: "What excuse can I give John now?"THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
Travellers have described these animals by the name of weepers, from their plaintive moan.BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
One heard outside the whistle of the wind, the moan of the surf far off in the night, and the snow snapping against the windows.THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Making a low moan as if in great pain, it stood licking its huge paw, from which Androcles now saw that blood was flowing freely.THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
There were a few more shots, and always the shrill moan, but in two minutes we were behind the shelter of the little hill.THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG


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