We just let it happen, and Emma walked into the room 12 times in a row and sobbed.
Sally sobbed on her bed, knowing that she would never see Glen again.
Let me just be in the ground,” Quintana sobbed, “let me just be in the ground and go to sleep.
We sobbed in unison when Meryl Streep could barely talk about her husband without becoming visibly verklempt and touched.
I cupped my searing left cheek in my hand as I sobbed, muffling my mouth with the other so not to wake my daughter.
"God protects those who protect themselves," sobbed Maqueda.
"I dare not hope so," sobbed she, uncovering her eyes, and glancing at me.
"May He bless you, Herr Baron," sobbed the widow, as he went away.
"I'll do anything you wish, only love me, dearest," she sobbed.
She too burst out crying again, and for a few minutes they all sobbed together.
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]