The mayor sat back heavily, the plush cushion behind him sighing deeply.
They listened with audible outrage, sighing and groaning in disbelief.
He began to pace the room with his habitual restlessness when in solitary thought—often stopping—often sighing heavily.
Huge sand dunes formed the shore, covered with sighing pines.
"The doctor was romantic at heart," explained Mrs. James, sighing, and pausing with an ice-cold chocolate éclair in her hand.
Cornelius confessed to himself, sighing, that woman was not perfect.
And certainly at that moment he did not bear any striking resemblance to a sighing Amintor or a passionate Othello.
Adams closed his eyes again, sighing heavily, but made no other response.
sighing deeply, Mr. Earnscliffe opened his desk and began to write.
"I wish I was going to dear old Boston," added Ellen, sighing.
mid-13c., probably a Middle English back-formation from sighte, past tense of Old English sican "to sigh," perhaps echoic of the sound of sighing. Related: Sighed; sighing.
early 14c., from sigh (v.).