And then, in an emotionally tense few seconds, sobbing, she completes the final hang power clean, barely standing upright.
When Beatrice [Miller] got voted off and she was sobbing onstage, I wanted to cry.
It took me a few minutes to register what was happening, but the next thing I remember, I was running to my parents and sobbing.
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]