As the women “wail” and the men “dance,” the community takes time to “demonstrate care and respect for the dead.”
A helicopter chugged above and there was the wail of a siren.
If this concord be rejected and the lust of war prevail, Soon within these ancient chambers will resound the sound of wail!
She was too terrified to add her weeping to the wail of the wind—it would have been too ghastly.
Our hearts were not so firmly strung to wail notes of grief and woe.
The voice changed into what was almost a wail of indignation.
Mercy:—I dreamt that I lay in some lone wood to weep and wail, for that my heart should be so hard a one.
No shriek, no wail, no word succeeded—all was as silent as the grave.
She began to cry and wail and said, "I told you I wanted such a fish, and yet you let him go; I am sure you do not love me."
But little Marian, taken with the new acquaintance, broke into a wail.