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verb as in breathe out heavily

verb as in long for

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When the quarantine was over, Mulhern breathed a sigh of relief.

Investors have seemingly breathed a sigh of relief after Tesla continued its profitability streak, as the Elon Musk–led company beat earnings estimates late Wednesday.

From Fortune

Yet in recent years, there’s an equally unmistakable, collective sigh of frustration that often accompanies the actual announcements.

From Ozy

Mock-up of iOS 14 tracking permission dialogWhile some mobile marketers breathed an audible sigh of relief with the delay, the reprieve is probably temporary.

Marketers heaved a major sigh of relief in the announcement’s wake, as they could now use the two new attributes to help Google better understand the link’s intent and use.

Rob Marshall lets a sigh of relief erupt so loud it could be heard by giants in the sky.

But Lomax can heave a small sigh of relief, at least for now: Legislative reform to the 1033 program will not happen in 2014.

“We can blame Carrie Bradshaw for this,” says Shaunaq Arora, half-joking; his sigh tinged with the cloudy breath of his Gauloises.

Punctuating his comment with a loud sigh, Hart adds: “You have to live with that, you know?”

When the Child Model Act was signed into law, model rights activists such as myself sounded a collective sigh of relief.

And now I can recall that his eyes closed, and from his lips I caught a sigh, and then he rolled to the floor.

“Well, I hope he does,” sighed Sol, the sigh being breathed to give expression of what remained unspoken.

"I wish the old homes of England had electric lights," thought Miss Otis, with a sigh.

For hours the gray man would sit on a tombstone, while Black Sheep read epitaphs, and then with a sigh would stump home again.

"I fear, squire, hers is not a bodily affection," said Mrs. Dodd with a deep sigh.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sigh, such as: cry, exhale, gasp, groan, howl, and moan.

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