Cry

Cry

(kr?), n.;
pl. Cries (krz).
[F. cri, fr. crier to cry. See Cry, v. i. ] 1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves. Milton.
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2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
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Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.
Macaulay.
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3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
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There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
Ex. xi. 6.
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An infant crying in the night,
An infant crying for the light;
And with no language but a cry.
Tennyson.
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4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor. Swift.
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The cry went once on thee.
Shak.
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5. Importunate supplication.
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O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.
Shak.
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6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
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The street cries of London.
Mayhew.
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7. Common report; fame.
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The cry goes that you shall marry her.
Shak.
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8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
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All now depends upon a good cry.
Beaconsfield.
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9. A pack of hounds. Milton.
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A cry more tunable
Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.
Shak.
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10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
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Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?
Shak.
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11. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
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A far cry, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
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