(v. i.) To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
(v. i.) To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
(v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
(v. t.) To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
(v. t.) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
(v. t.) To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
(v. t.) to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
(v. i.) A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
(v. i.) Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
(v. i.) Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
(v. i.) Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
(v. i.) Importunate supplication.
(v. i.) Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
(v. i.) Common report; fame.
(v. i.) A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
(v. i.) A pack of hounds.
(v. i.) A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
(v. i.) The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
(1) But not only did it post a larger loss than expected, Amazon also projected 7% to 18% revenue growth over the busiest shopping period of the year, a far cry from the 20%-plus pace that had convinced investors to overlook its persistent lack of profit in the past.
(2) Are you ready to vote?” is the battle cry, and even the most superficial of glances at the statistics tells why.
(3) A series of hierarchical multiple regressions revealed the effects of Surgency, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Intellect on evoking upset in spouses through condescension (e.g., treating spouse as stupid or inferior), possessiveness (demanding too much time and attention), abuse (slapping spouse), unfaithfulness (having sex with others), inconsiderateness (leaving toilet seat up), moodiness (crying a lot), alcohol abuse (drinking too much alcohol), emotional constriction (hiding emotions to act tough), and self-centeredness (acting selfishly).
(4) When we gave her a gift of a few books in English, she burst out crying.
(5) Postoperatively, an independent observer assessed conscious level, crying, posture and facial expression using a simple numerical scoring system, and also recorded heart and respiratory rates over a 2-h period.
(6) Antibodies with the CRI can be isolated by isoelectric focusing from selected mice that have produced a high concentration of the CRI.
(7) My mother told me not to cry.” He has since witnessed the transformation of Hagere Selam.
(8) Three infants reached pulse pressure values less than 1% of control when cries were sustained for nine cardiac cycles.
(9) One is to shoot them in the head and cry about the bloody aftermath.
(10) When the CTL nonresponder adult mice received CRI producer B lymphocytes, the nonresponder phenotype was not changed into the responder phenotype.
(11) At one point, shortly after Suárez had given them a 3-0 lead, a loud cry had gone up from the Liverpool end of "We're going to win the league".
(12) He made me laugh and cry, and his courage in writing about what he was going through was sometimes quite overwhelming.
(13) Insecure infant attachment at 16 months was associated with maternal perception of overcontrol, depressed mood state, and aversive conditioning to the impending cry in the laboratory task at the 5-month period.
(14) A week after the New York Film Critics Circle gave the movie its top award, a liberal political commentator wrote: "I'm betting that Dick Cheney will love [the film, which is] a far, far cry from the rousing piece of pro-Obama propaganda that some conservatives feared it would be."
(15) He'd thought: I can't ring, 'cos Harry's probably crying, and I can't quite deal with him crying on the phone."
(16) Studies of the stability of P1 plasmid in a P1 cry Escherichia coli lysogen have suggested a model for equipartition of plasmid copies.
(17) Kester said her daughter came and cried in her lap.
(18) With the Tories enjoying a persistent lead in the polls, the prime minister launched Labour's "Blair-plus" manifesto with a rallying cry to the party.
(19) Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Guardian For his part the leader of Hadash, the veteran socialist party in Israel that emphasises Arab-Jewish cooperation, Odeh has now attracted a political star status most obvious on the stump in Lod on Wednesday in the repeated cries of “Ayman!” by shopkeepers and passersby keen to shake his hand or be photographed with him.
(20) Once I’d checked she was OK I said, ‘Stop crying now.’ ” So it’s about managing emotions: ‘I’m going to need you to get a grip.’” “If you’ve got interesting points to make about the devaluing of serious words like bullying and depression, why make them in a way that sounds like you’re ridiculing people who are suffering?” I ask.
(v. t.) To cover.
(superl.) Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
(superl.) Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.
(superl.) Wrested; perverted.
(v. i.) To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
(v. i.) To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
(a.) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
(1) When I commiserate about the overnight flight that brought them here, Linney gives a wry grimace.
(2) The image was widely shared online and taken as a wry comment on pictures of Donald Trump’s all-male Oval Office team.
(3) Putin could have been forgiven for allowing himself a wry grin, as another court comprehensively trashed Berezovsky's reputation.
(4) No wry observations or whoops-a-daisy trombones to subvert the conceit for period lolz.
(5) She frequently talks about herself as an object of wry or amused discovery.
(6) It was described as the "Twitter revolution" , but almost a year on from Iran's disputed presidential elections, during which the use of social media by the opposition movement made headlines around the world, such claims prompt wry smiles from seasoned observers.
(7) Enigmatic and elusive, they may have named themselves after the US video director because they enjoy his work, or it may be a wry comment on something or other.
(8) Franzen did seem to have a certain sense of humour about himself, and in person has a wry, awkward charm.
(9) Coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations and the World Resources Institute (WRI) identified 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India.
(10) The cover art for the Cranberries' Bury the Hatchet (1999) was an evocation of paranoia – a giant eye bearing down on a crouching figure – that did neither band nor artist many favours; his image for Muse's Black Holes and Revelations (2006) amounted to a thin revival of his work for the Floyd that, if you were being generous, suggested a wry comment on that band's unconvincing attempts to revive the excesses of 1970s progressive rock.
(11) He was a nice man, unpretentious and with a wry manner.
(12) The secretary of state also made a wry comparison between the bipartisan co-operation underpinning the new Afghan government and the polarised state of American domestic politics.
(13) But he is courteous, wry, insightful and very much on the left of his party.
(14) "I think I know what's to come," Chua says with a wry smile.
(15) "I don't think that Plaid Cymru can overturn world capitalism," she says, with a wry smile.
(16) "They were very happy," Wazir recalls with a wry smile.
(17) We are seeing a shift in the expansion of tree cover loss to a second tier of smaller countries that traditionally get much less attention from environmental groups.” He added: “These countries are recovering from years of civil conflicts that have made them off limits to investors who are now looking for opportunities – it is a new frontier of investments.” The WRI analysis suggests that a rapidly growing palm oil industry is one of the biggest contributors to the change.
(18) Guy Shrubsole, at Friends of the Earth, said of the WRI report: "This is a scary number of coal-fired plants being planned.
(19) The WRI report also found that, after a slight dip during the economic troubles of 2008, the global coal trade has rebounded and rose by 13% in 2010.
(20) But he is far from being a show-off: 'In fact, he comes over as a modest individual with a wry sense of humour', says a colleague.