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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOBBED

And throwing himself on the grass, he hid his face against the dog and sobbed.

She sobbed weakly in his arms, but her own arm was still tight about his neck.

"I'm not naughty, miss—at least I am doing all I can to get over it," she sobbed.

"He did—he did—he did," sobbed Pussy, and could get no further.

She had re-appeared; it was she herself who now sobbed and besought him to be tender and merciful.

As soon as she was alone, she sobbed as if she had done something wrong.

"I don't care for golden palaces and thrones," sobbed Proserpina.

Then she recovered somewhat, and sobbed gently in an abundant fall of tears.

Mrs. Boxer sobbed, and before she had recovered, the lawyer entered.

I cried and sobbed, and asked to have time to think it over.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to cry with short breaths," probably of imitative origin, related to Old English seofian "to lament," Old High German sufan "to draw breath," West Frisian sobje "to suck." Related: Sobbed; sobbing.