The pages of the magazine seemed to cry out for a much-needed dose of bonkers.
There comes a time in the life of some in my profession that we cry out for beauty and a gentleness that is missing in our lives.
Some one rose in the darkness, and came away weeping quietly, and I was fool enough to cry out “Geneviève!”
Yet matters that cry out for serious national attention are ignored.
“The first human creature Tupac Shakur felt the need to cry out for in his pain was not a friend but his mother,” Kempton noted.
Or rather, why could she not throw herself in his arms and cry out, "Do you love me—do you love me now?"
I must not write you with emotion; I must stifle my desire to cry out for your sympathy.
Perhaps you will cry out quickly, 'To the blind admirers, certes.'
The rich began to hide their possessions and the burghers to cry out.
It was six o'clock, and dark, when we came in sight of something which made me cry out "Oh!"
early 13c., "beg, implore," from Old French crier, from Vulgar Latin *critare, from Latin quiritare "to wail, shriek" (source of Italian gridare, Old Spanish cridar, Spanish and Portuguese gritar), of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of quirritare "to squeal like a pig," from *quis, echoic of squealing, despite ancient folk etymology that traces it to "call for the help of the Quirites," the Roman constabulary. The meaning was extended 13c. to weep, which it largely replaced by 16c. Related: Cried; crying.
Most languages, in common with English, use the general word for "cry out, shout, wail" to also mean "weep, shed tears to express pain or grief." Romance and Slavic, however, use words for this whose ultimate meaning is "beat (the breast)," cf. French pleurer, Spanish llorar, both from Latin plorare "cry aloud," but probably originally plodere "beat, clap the hands." Also Italian piangere (cognate with French plaindre "lament, pity") from Latin plangere, originally "beat," but especially of the breast, as a sign of grief. U.S. colloquial for crying out loud is 1924, probably another euphemism for for Christ's sake.
late 13c., from cry (v.).