Origin of crying
Related formscry·ing·ly, adverbun·cry·ing, adjective
Definition for crying (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of cry
Related formscoun·ter·cry, noun, plural coun·ter·cries.
Examples from the Web for crying
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.
Teachers are told never to put an arm around a crying child.
After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.
Suddenly, you are crying, breathless, raging, and on quieter days just going through the motions.
Many women and children were crying because they had been separated from relatives and friends.
Then he saw that she was crying in the bitterness of vexation, and swung round on his music-stool without getting up.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
She sank into an armchair sobbing and crying, and covered her face with her hands.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
What he would have added we couldn't tell, but suddenly he darted off, crying out, 'What for you kick my?'The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
Then a strange sound was heard in their lonely little lodge—the crying of a child.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for crying (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for crying (2 of 2)
verb cries, crying or cried
noun plural cries
- a long way
- something very different