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1. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing. I could drive the boat with my sighs. (Shak)
2. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lanent. With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite. (milton)
Origin: OE. Sigh; cf. OE. Sik. See Sigh.
1. To exhale (the breath) in sighs. Never man sighed truer breath. (Shak)
2. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over. Ages to come, and men unborn, Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate. (Pior)
3. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs. They . . . Sighed forth proverbs. (Shak) The gentle swain . . . Sighs back her grief. (Hoole)

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