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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCREAMED

Madame Gurard screamed when she saw these new guests arrive.

I had, of course, a very bad stomach-ache, and screamed out in pain.

He blew the whistle shrilly, then folded it back and screamed down.

He screamed and kicked over the chair his foot was balanced on.

She screamed slightly, and sunk back in the carriage as pale as marble.

Now there were a dozen marigees that screamed that all was lost.

I screamed brakes in behind him and arrived just in time to have a gallery seat.

Miss Churchill lost her seat, screamed out, and fell from her horse.

First he kicked, and then he screamed, and then he did both together. '

"Ruth," Mrs. Morton screamed, as she caught sight of her daughter.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., scræmen, of uncertain origin, similar to words in Scandinavian, Dutch, German, and Flemish (cf. Old Norse skræma "to terrify, scare," Swedish scrana "to scream," Dutch schreijen "cry aloud, shriek," Old High German scrian, German schreien "to cry"). Related: Screamed; screaming. Screaming meemies is World War I army slang, originally a soldiers' name for a type of German artillery shell that made a loud noise in flight (from French woman's name Mimi), extended to the battle fatigue caused by long exposure to enemy fire.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.