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Definition of Sigh


  1. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
  2. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
  3. To make a sound like sighing.
  4. To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
  5. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
  6. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
  7. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
  8. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.

Sigh Quotations

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney J. Harris

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. - Jean Paul
God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
Jean Paul

If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
Lord Acton

Ed Koch will never 'rest in peace.' That was not his way. He was always nervously squirming, while making others squirm as well. Comfort was not his goal. He understood that to be a proud and assertive Jew meant never being able to leave a sigh of relief and say, 'It's over, we are at peace, we can now put down our guard and relax.'
Alan Dershowitz
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Sigh Translations

sigh in Danish is sukke
sigh in Dutch is zuchten, kreunen
sigh in French is soupir
sigh in German is seufze, Seufzer, seufzen, Seufzen
sigh in Italian is sospirare
sigh in Spanish is suspiro, suspirar
sigh in Swedish is suck, sucka

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