verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sigh
Examples from the Web for sighed
When someone explained, she sighed: “I wish that all that would be over soon.”
Stittsworth sighed and gazed out the window, whereupon he noticed a male goat mounting a female goat with extreme vigor.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was about, as James Bond once sighed to Dr. No, “world domination, the same old story.”
What is wanted is not the sacrifice of their money,” he sighed, “but of their pride.Today’s Wonky Elite Is in Love With the Wrong French Intellectual|James Poulos|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was the point in the article where I sighed a deep "thank you" to Prof. Gavison.
He asked nearly half the old lady's income; she sighed in relief.Quisant|Anthony Hope
"Good-by," she said, then sighed as she hung up the receiver.Peggy Raymond's Way|Harriet Lummis Smith
She was holding my hands still; she pressed them now and sighed lightly.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
Mr. Carlaw sighed, and stretched out his hand toward his sister; showed his teeth in a fierce grin, and shook a fist at her.The Idol of The Blind|Tom Gallon
But she sighed again as she entered her own suite to find Nina and Amy complacently dressing themselves for the afternoon's run.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
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.).