hue and cry
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Example sentences from the Web for hue and cry
He thought it wisest, therefore, to go into a large wood, and to hide there until the “hue-and-cry” should have passed.The Life of a Conspirator|Thomas Longueville
A hue-and-cry was set up, and, within a few days of the theft, the red-breasted “Runners” had made an arrest.The Gypsy's Parson|George Hall
Each member had his speciality, and each group its district and its sanctuary, in case of a hue-and-cry.Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo|William Le Queux
We had expected something of this sort, and were therefore not surprised to see this hue-and-cry notice on the wall.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916|Karl Spindler
Yet we are told that we are the cause of all the trouble, because we do not join in the hue-and-cry.The Slavery Question|John M. Landrum
British Dictionary definitions for hue and cry
Word Origin for hue and cry
Cultural definitions for hue and cry
Any loud clamor or protest intended to incite others to action: “In the 1980s, there was a great hue and cry for educational reform.”
Idioms and Phrases with hue and cry
A public clamor, as of protest or demand. For example, The reformers raised a hue and cry about political corruption. This redundant expression (hue and cry both mean “an outcry”), dating from the 1200s, originally meant “an outcry calling for the pursuit of a criminal.” By the mid-1500s it was also being used more broadly, as in the example.