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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

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

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

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

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
Charles M. Schulz

Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
Derek Walcott
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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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