They listened with audible outrage, sighing and groaning in disbelief.
The mayor sat back heavily, the plush cushion behind him sighing deeply.
He began to pace the room with his habitual restlessness when in solitary thought—often stopping—often sighing heavily.
He was sighing like a furnace as he strapped his portmanteau.
"The doctor was romantic at heart," explained Mrs. James, sighing, and pausing with an ice-cold chocolate éclair in her hand.
I can't account for the misgiving I have,' he said, sighing.
And certainly at that moment he did not bear any striking resemblance to a sighing Amintor or a passionate Othello.
He was a large man, with a dreamy expression and a habit of sighing.
sighing deeply, Mr. Earnscliffe opened his desk and began to write.
The pendulum of the clock told the seconds with a dull, sighing sound.
mid-13c., probably a Middle English back-formation from sighte, past tense of Old English sican "to sigh," perhaps echoic of the sound of sighing. Related: Sighed; sighing.
early 14c., from sigh (v.).