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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEEPING

If the boys had not appeared we might now be weeping in a melancholy row.

Her eyes were red with weeping, and her hair was in disorder.

She was too terrified to add her weeping to the wail of the wind—it would have been too ghastly.

I pictured them in four separate heaps in the snow, all weeping.

He was looking steadfastly at his grandmother and weeping piteously.

As I was coming by the river I heard them weeping and wailing.

Brunhilde, weeping, walked out from her hiding-place among her sisters.

Camilla was holding her handkerchief to her eyes and weeping passionately.

Her face was hidden from his view, but Ralph could see that she was weeping.

Even her weeping and her sobs were stifled by her clinging round him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wepan "shed tears, cry" (class VII strong verb; past tense weop, past participle wopen), from Proto-Germanic *wopjan (cf. Old Norse op, Old High German wuof "shout, shouting, crying," Old Saxon wopian, Gothic wopjan "to shout, cry out, weep"), from PIE *wab- "to cry, scream" (cf. Latin vapulare "to be flogged;" Old Church Slavonic vupiti "to call," vypu "gull"). Weeping willow (cf. French saule pleureur, German trauerweide) is recorded from 1731. The tree is native to Asia; the first brought to England were imported 1748, from the Euphrates. Replaced cypress as a funerary emblem.

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