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wail

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1 a crying out in grief

  • a prolonged wail arose from every corner of the city as the victims of the earthquake were unearthed from the rubble
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2 a long low sound indicating pain or grief

  • rescuers heard a faint wail coming from the pile of rubble, a sure sign that one of the victims was still alive
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3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment

  • a transit fare increase that is sure to bring wails from the straphangers
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wail

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1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely

  • the stateʼs residents are always wailing about their high taxes
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kick up a fuss

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2 to make a long loud mournful sound

  • the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters
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3 to utter a moan

  • the patient lay in her bed, occasionally softly wailing in pain
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