Finally, Cleese goose-steps out of the dining room as the hapless Germans cringe and sob.
The sob stories are told without a full-blown, Titanic “My Heart Will Go On” crescendo.
Then Zvereva began to sob uncontrollably, remembering the wounds, the torn limbs and missing parts of bodies.
One of the soldiers, shrinking from the aggressive ass gyrations of one dancer, begins silently to sob.
Tears start running down his face and his voice catches in a sob.
The sob with which she ends alarms him by its kinship to a convulsion.
Then he laid his head on the table and began to sob, talking brokenly and huskily.
She threw her arms around his neck and there was a sob in her voice as she exclaimed: “Father, I shall never marry!”
She gazed at him for a moment and then put both hands to her face and began to sob.
There was a sob in his throat as Jeff pushed the blade back into the worn scabbard and rehung the sword upon the wall.
c.1200, "to cry with short breaths," probably of imitative origin, related to Old English seofian "to lament," Old High German sufan "to draw breath," West Frisian sobje "to suck." Related: Sobbed; sobbing.
late 14c., from sob (v.). Sob story is from 1913. Sob sister "female journalist who writes sentimental stories or advice columns" is from 1912.
: The average man and woman in this country live a soap-opera existence
[1939+; fr the fact that in radio days such shows were typically sponsored by soap manufacturers]