Word of the Day: Cry

cry / krī   verb   1. to call loudly; to shout or wail Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!  from ‘Julius Caesar’ act 3, scene 1, line 270, by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616   2. to weep; to shed tears Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014   3. to beg; implore Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution. Robert H. Schuller, 1926-2015   4. to utter a sound, as an animal Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. Sam Levenson, 1911-1980   Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. Chinese Proverb   5. to demand results or action based on a stance or position on something The dead cannot cry out for justice. Lois McMaster Bujold, 1949-   It is too late to cry “Hold hard!” when the arrow has left the bow. Dutch Proverb   noun 1. a shout or scream Culture: the cry of men in the face of their destiny. Albert Camus, 1913-1960   2. the sound of weeping The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear. Robert Anton Wilson, 1932-2007   3. a shout in battle Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry. Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906   4. an expressed opinion ‘Never again’ is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide. Jon Corzine, 1947-   5. a bout of weeping A good cry can be wonderful sometimes, and sadness is nothing more than love announced. Neale Donald Walsch, 1943-   6. the call of an animal The cry of a young raven is nothing but the natural cry of a creature, but your cry, if it be sincere, is the result of a work of grace in your heart. Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892   7. a clamor Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free. Anne Sullivan, 1866-1936   8. a wail Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855   What is so real as the cry of a child? Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963