[ verb ] heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
"She sighed sadly"
Used in print(San Francisco Chronicle...)
The gas_station man sighed unhappily .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
' It 's just a bat ' said my wife reassuringly , and I sighed with relief .(Wayne D. Overholser, The Killer Marshal....)
Jones sighed as if relieved .(Clifford Irving, The Valley....)
Gavin sighed bitterly .(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)
Eugenia sighed .
[ noun ] an utterance made by exhaling audibly
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
And with each sigh , like a whip in the hand of an expert , the grass stripped something from Warren .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The things left unsaid they both felt deeply , and with a sigh they fell_back on the well stuffed pillows .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
At the end of the room there was a desk heaped with papers , and she began to riffle these , making sighs and and noises of girlish exasperation .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Digby heaved a deep ethereal sigh .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
One could hear a very faint , ladylike sigh of relief .
[ verb ] utter with a sigh
Used in print(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
`` That 's Johnny '' , sighed the bank president , `` the best hearted boy in the world , but absent-minded '' .
[ noun ] a sound like a person sighing
"she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"