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adjective as in grumbling

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Dimly-lit bars brim with life, though an uncomfortably loud, orgasmic moan — originating from a television ad nearby — may interrupt your experience.

“Keep me coming, keep me going, keep me humming, keep me moaning,” she pleads in the chorus.

I saw the cops beat a few of them; one guy was badly stomped and lay on the ground moaning for a while.

Patients and employees were dazed, crying, and moaning, he said.

And before he went over to talk to them, he came over to my office, and he was moaning and groaning.

And then, inexplicably, the whole thing turns sexual when Newton-John begins moaning, “I like it,” toward the end.

Alessandro's face haunted him, and also the memory of Ramona's, as she lay tossing and moaning in the wretched Cahuilla hovel.

The wind, too, was rising, and I heard the trees moaning overhead and the waves breaking with increasing clamour on the shore.

I found her just now sobbing and moaning over Eddie, wishing they were both dead, and all the rest of it.

Finding this of no avail, he came to the door of the tent, moaning sadly, and by his gestures seeming to beg for the dead body.

Men talked in whispers, save as here and there they passed one lying wounded and moaning.


On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moaning, such as: bellyaching, caviling, criticizing, disparaging, griping, and grousing.

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