Word of the Day: Cry
cry / krī
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.
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.
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