verb (used without object), cried, cry·ing.
verb (used with object), cried, cry·ing.
noun, plural cries.
- a pack of hounds.
- a continuous baying of a hound or a pack in following a scent.
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Idioms for cry
- quite some distance; a long way.
- only remotely related; very different: This treatment is a far cry from that which we received before.
Origin of cry
synonym study for cry
OTHER WORDS FROM crycoun·ter·cry, noun, plural coun·ter·cries.
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Example sentences from the Web for cry
While peaks in e-commerce revenue have been a welcome sight, it’s a far cry from making up for depressed ad revenues.Beyond the boom and bust cycle: How The Sun grew and stabilized its e-commerce revenue haul|Lucinda Southern|August 27, 2020|Digiday
Members should be well prepared to ask questions – a far cry from the days when Alaska Senator Ted Stevens infamously described the internet as “a series of tubes” in a net neutrality hearing nearly 15 years ago.Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook set to preview antitrust defenses before Congress|Greg Sterling|July 28, 2020|Search Engine Land
San Diego’s water utility is preparing to absorb a five percent spike in rates this year despite cries from elected officials to freeze costs during a global pandemic.Environment Report: Why Your Water Bill Might Spike|MacKenzie Elmer|July 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
She then started making cheery cries and it followed up by gleeful dancing atop a platform.12 Major Japanese Gods and Goddesses You Should Know About|Dattatreya Mandal|May 6, 2020|Realm of History
If you ever need a good cry — a happy cry — just type in “cochlear implant activation” on YouTube.
“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The girls send a cry for help…the situation of these girls is distressing.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Both the Ramos sons squeezed their eyes and lowered their heads, doing their best not to cry.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cry that rose up into the night signaled a moral indictment no matter what the grand jury had said.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As cars approached a group of about 20 men and women, a cry went out: “Honk your horn!”Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death|Justin Glawe|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had scarcely reached the summit of the headland when I heard a cry of pain.The Passion for Life|Joseph Hocking
As Faith beheld it she uttered a cry of joy and held out both hands toward him impulsively.For Gold or Soul?|Lurana W. Sheldon
And with a cry she flung herself into 211 the jumble of bright garments on her bed, and wept as if her heart would break.Cloudy Jewel|Grace Livingston Hill
At the sound of her steps the man arose and came toward her; this had frightened her, and she gave the cry.The Hated Son|Honore de Balzac
A stick broke under him with a snap, there was a sudden rustling in the bushes, and Sid uttered a cry of dismay.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for cry
verb cries, crying or cried
noun plural cries
- a long way
- something very different