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 Meanings and Examples of SIGH
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sigh
 v.  inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; make a deep single audible respiration, especially to express fatigue, exhaustion, grief, or sorrow
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Not at all," replied Chichikov, pressing his hand; after which he heaved a profound sigh.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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2  "Yes; no fewer than eighteen," responded the old lady with a sigh.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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3  "In everything the will of God, madam," said Chichikov with a sigh.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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4  Depositing his dispatch-box upon the table, he heaved a gentle sigh on becoming aware that he was so soaked with perspiration that he might almost have been dipped in a river.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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5  Somehow he seemed to have taken offence at Chichikov's almost joyous exclamation; wherefore the guest hastened to heave a profound sigh, and to observe that he sympathised to the full with his host's misfortunes.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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6  Then with a sigh the speaker added: "But nowadays there are no such men as he."
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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7  'Yes, brother; it's time, it seems, to order a coffin and cross one's arms on ones breast,' remarked Nikolai Petrovitch, with a sigh.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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8  'Yes, sir,' answered Timofeitch, with a sigh.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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9  Anna Sergyevna gave a deep sigh like one who has just climbed up a high mountain, and her face was lighted up by a smile.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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10  "Let us go and have supper," he said with a sigh, going to the door.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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11  And with a complacent sigh he would return to the drawing room.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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12  "Yes, indeed," replied the princess with a sigh.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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13  Then she shook her head and glanced up at the icons with a sigh.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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14  "No, mon cousin," she added with a sigh, "I shall always remember that in this world one must expect no reward, that in this world there is neither honor nor justice."
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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15  "Yes, from Olmutz," he answered, with a sigh.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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Example Sentence:
1  He bit back a sigh of impatience.
2  Weep no more , no sigh , nor groan.
3  The young cashier gave a patient sigh.
4  Ten thousand people roar a loud sigh as you are.
5  Nobody ever said anything for a while; then the young man hove a sigh and says: "Alas!"
6  Whenever Gigi and her boyfriend would sigh and get all lovey-dovey, her little brother would shout, "Yuck!" protesting their mawkish behavior.
7  It may harm him in some States like Pennsylvania, but other areas - notably Florida, which was facing retaliatory tariffs from EU - may breathe a quiet sigh of relief.
8  The pensive lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and deeply sighed.
9  "Two days wrong!" sighed the Hatter, "I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!"
10  "What a pity it wouldn't stay!" sighed the Lory, as soon as it was quite out of sight.
11  Then a faint moan came sighing through the branches of the forest and the boys felt a fleeting breath upon their cheeks.
12  "Mine is a long and a sad tale!" said the Mouse, turning to Alice, and sighing.
13  By sighing away for hours, she hoped to attract her family's attention to her suffering.