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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cry \Cry\ (kr?), noun; pl. {Cries} (kr?z). [F. cri, fr. crier to cry. See {Cry}, verb (used without an object) ]

1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves. --Milton.

2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.

Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever. --Macaulay.

3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.

There shall be a great cry throughout all the land. --Ex. xi. 6.

An infant crying in the night, An infant crying for the light; And with no language but a cry. --Tennyson.

4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor. --Swift.

The cry went once on thee. --Shak.

5. Importunate supplication.

O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls. --Shak.

6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.

The street cries of London. --Mayhew.

7. Common report; fame.

The cry goes that you shall marry her. --Shak.

8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.

All now depends upon a good cry. --Beaconsfield.

9. A pack of hounds. --Milton.

A cry more tunable Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn. --Shak.

10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.

Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players? --Shak.

11. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.

{A far cry}, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.


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