We laughed hysterically, and then cried to think of all those years we could have had together, lost.
This conduct, which took place but which he knew nothing about, was “absolutely appalling” and “deeply inappropriate,” he cried.
Sometimes, the kids would make fun of Mrs. Johnston in the lunchroom, that she cried in class and everything.
I cried when President Obama got a tear in his eye while addressing the country.
They brought it out to my mother's and I was so proud to get it, I cried for a week.
Mr. Vaughan,' cried Cecilia Ossulton; 'you know it came from your heart.'
"The boat, sir," cried the marine, appearing from behind the bushes.
"Right's the word, ould Nebucannezzar," he cried, and heaved up to his feet.
“I wish the snow would come,” cried George, stamping with impatience.
Go it, Tuvvy,” cried one, patting him on the back; “go in and win.
early 13c., "beg, implore," from Old French crier, from Vulgar Latin *critare, from Latin quiritare "to wail, shriek" (source of Italian gridare, Old Spanish cridar, Spanish and Portuguese gritar), of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of quirritare "to squeal like a pig," from *quis, echoic of squealing, despite ancient folk etymology that traces it to "call for the help of the Quirites," the Roman constabulary. The meaning was extended 13c. to weep, which it largely replaced by 16c. Related: Cried; crying.
Most languages, in common with English, use the general word for "cry out, shout, wail" to also mean "weep, shed tears to express pain or grief." Romance and Slavic, however, use words for this whose ultimate meaning is "beat (the breast)," cf. French pleurer, Spanish llorar, both from Latin plorare "cry aloud," but probably originally plodere "beat, clap the hands." Also Italian piangere (cognate with French plaindre "lament, pity") from Latin plangere, originally "beat," but especially of the breast, as a sign of grief. U.S. colloquial for crying out loud is 1924, probably another euphemism for for Christ's sake.
late 13c., from cry (v.).