She waited for the inexplicable sentiment to fade away, but instead it intensified and she began to sob.
Then Zvereva began to sob uncontrollably, remembering the wounds, the torn limbs and missing parts of bodies.
I have not cried since I was a teenager, but now a sob comes tearing up from an unknown territory inside me.
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]