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for To cry to
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
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.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
voice. -- Matt.
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
thee. -- Ps. xxviii.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord. --Is. xl. 3.
Some cried after him to return. --Bunyan.
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.
Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart. --Is. lxv. 14.
I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
apparel and to cry like a woman. --Shak.
3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
The young ravens which cry. --Ps. cxlvii.
In a cowslip's bell I lie
There I couch when owls do cry. --Shak.
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
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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