“A couple of times she has made me cry,” says Pari Moayer, a school nurse with bright eyes and a kind and soothing demeanor.
He discusses his strange phobia, what makes him cry, and what he and Gore Vidal have in common.
As “The Star-Spangled Banner” crackled through the sounds of the attack, Patsy saw her mother begin to cry.
And in 2007, Focus on the Family estimates it reached 19 million people through its “cry of the Orphan” campaign.
The pages of the magazine seemed to cry out for a much-needed dose of bonkers.
I really don't know what made me begin to cry; it was a mixture.'
There was excitement on board of the Uncas the instant Clif's cry was heard.
She was almost ready to cry because her Father laughed at her.
And he seemed likely to be successful, too, for the cry appeared to please the crowd.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I sing that song, but I guess I'll laugh.
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.).