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 for Crying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cry \Cry\ (kr[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried (kr[imac]d);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to
     raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to
     complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. Quarrel a
     brawl, Querulous.]
     1. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently
        or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to
        pray; to implore.
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              And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
              voice.                                -- Matt.
                                                    xxvii. 46.
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              Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
              thee.                                 -- Ps. xxviii.
                                                    2.
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              The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
              Prepare ye the way of the Lord.       --Is. xl. 3.
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              Some cried after him to return.       --Bunyan.
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     2. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain,
        grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears;
        to bawl, as a child.
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              Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.     --Is. lxv. 14.
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              I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
              apparel and to cry like a woman.      --Shak.
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     3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
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              The young ravens which cry.           --Ps. cxlvii.
                                                    9.
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              In a cowslip's bell I lie
              There I couch when owls do cry.       --Shak.
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     To cry on or To cry upon, to call upon the name of; to
        beseech. "No longer on Saint Denis will we cry." --Shak.
  
     To cry out.
        (a) To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor.
        (b) To complain loudly; to lament.
  
     To cry out against, to complain loudly of; to censure; to
        blame.
  
     To cry out on or To cry out upon, to denounce; to
        censure. "Cries out upon abuses." --Shak.
  
     To cry to, to call on in prayer; to implore.
  
     To cry you mercy, to beg your pardon. "I cry you mercy,
        madam; was it you?" --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crying \Cry"ing\, a.
     Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous;
     as, a crying evil.
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           Too much fondness for meditative retirement is not the
           crying sin of our modern Christianity.   --I. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crying
      adj 1: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need";
             "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"-
             H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn:
             clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant]
      2: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a
         crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of
         human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross
         injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: crying(a), egregious,
         flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]
      n 1: the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs
           or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying
           of a child"; "she was in tears" [syn: crying, weeping,
           tears]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "crying":
     acute, atrocious, bawling, blatant, blubbering, boanergean,
     brawling, burning, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, compelling,
     critical, crucial, cry, demanding, desperate, dire,
     dissolved in tears, draining, exacting, exigent, exorbitant,
     extortionate, fit of crying, flood of tears, good cry, grasping,
     greet, heinous, high-pressure, high-priority, howling, imperative,
     imperious, importunate, in tears, insistent, instant, lachryma,
     lachrymal, lachrymose, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, loud,
     loudmouthed, lowing, melting mood, monstrous, mugient, necessary,
     needed, noisy, obstreperous, openmouthed, overflowing eyes,
     persistent, pertinacious, pivotal, pressing, puling, ready to cry,
     scandalous, screaming, shocking, shouting, sniveling, sobbing,
     taxing, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful, tearful eyes,
     tearfulness, tears, teary, ululant, urgent, vociferant,
     vociferating, vociferous, wailing, weepiness, weeping, weepy,
     whimpering, whining, with eyes suffused, yammering, yapping,
     yelling, yelping
  
  

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