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 Meanings and Examples of WAIL
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 v.  grieve or protest loudly and bitterly; express sorrow by a mournful vocal sound; moan; cry
Classic Sentence: (99 in 7 pages)
1  He set up a wail at leaving her arms and a welcome thought came to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  For sinful as he is, Jonah does not weep and wail for direct deliverance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  And a wail of anguish burst from him, great sobs shook all his frame, and hot tears ran down his cheeks and fell upon her.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  Therefore is it that the wail over a kind master is loud and long, as well it may be.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  Most does good Aeneas inly wail the loss now of valiant Orontes, now of Amycus, the cruel doom of Lycus, of brave Gyas, and brave Cloanthus.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
6  When Aeneas entered at the high doorway they beat their breasts and raise a loud wail aloft, and the palace moans to their grievous lamentation.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
7  Thrice, girt in glittering arms, they have marched about the blazing piles, thrice compassed on horseback the sad fire of death, and uttered their wail.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
8  Now in the dwellings of rich Latinus' city the noise is loudest and most the long wail.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
9  The plaintive wail which succeeded the passionate roar went to Meg's heart, and she ran up to say beseechingly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
10  The wind fell, for a second, round Thornfield; but far away over wood and water, poured a wild, melancholy wail: it was sad to listen to, and I ran off again.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  I joined my wail to theirs, loud and bitter; but Joseph asked what we could be thinking of to roar in that way over a saint in heaven.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  Before the door, were three tall poplar trees, which made it very dark within; and the wind moaned through them with a dismal wail.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
13  The droning sound swelled louder upon our ears until it became one long, deep wail of distress.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  A wail of sorrow went up from the people.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  If my ears did not deceive me there was a gasp and a low wail, as of a half-smothered child.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  We could just hear the distant wail of a siren.
2  One of the small children began to wail with terror.
3  When they get in an extramarital jam, they cry and wail and ask for forgiveness.
4  He wailed and clung to his mother.