verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sigh
Examples from the Web for sigh
Rob Marshall lets a sigh of relief erupt so loud it could be heard by giants in the sky.
“We can blame Carrie Bradshaw for this,” says Shaunaq Arora, half-joking; his sigh tinged with the cloudy breath of his Gauloises.
Strong, young, crisply uniformed, he or she would shake, sigh, stare blankly, or cry, recounting variations of this statement.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War|Jean Kim|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, among certain sections of society at least, provoked a sigh of relief.
“All our love for Kiev was poisoned by their revolution,” she concluded with a sigh.Putin Has Predicted Civil War in Ukraine. So Do Many of Its People|Anna Nemtsova|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With a sigh of relief she stretches out her aching and swollen arms.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
The south wind and the new-born calf at the barn begin to sigh.Remarks|Bill Nye
And Robineau heaved a sigh—which did not prevent his finishing his ice.The White House (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XII)|Charles Paul de Kock
"I must first rest a little," he returned, with a sigh of weariness, as he fell back exhausted upon his rude couch.Mildred at Home|Martha Finley
And Julius March moved away from the open window with a sigh.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
Word Origin for sigh
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.).