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Sigh, vb. to suffer a deep single respiration, as in grief: Compl. 44. Pilgr. 204. Tp. I, 2, 150. Ado III, 2, 26. V, 3, 17. Merch. II, 2, 203. III, 3, 15. Shr. V, 2, 123. Wint. II, 3, 34 etc. especially in pangs of love: Gent. II, 1, 22. II, 2, 10. Ado II, 3, 64. LLL I, 2, 67. III, 68. III, 68 As IV, 1, 222. Wint. I, 2, 117 etc. to s. for == to be in love with: Tp. I, 2, 446. LLL III, 202. Tw. II, 5, 165. to s. to == to tell one's grief, to complain to: “to s. to the winds,” Tp. I, 2, 149. “to that I'll s. and weep,” Gent. IV, 2, 123.
Transitively, 1) with an adverb or prepositional expression, to denote an effect: may s. it off (your head) Meas. I, 2, 178. “s. away Sundays,” Ado I, 1, 204. “--ed his soul toward the Grecian tents,” Merch. V, 5. 2) == to convey or express in sighs: “for these dead birds s. a prayer,” Phoen. 67. “s. a note and sing a note,” LLL III, 13. “--ed forth proverbs,” Cor. I, 1, 209. 3) to emit, to exhale in sighs: “I'll s. celestial breath,” Ven. 189. “draws up her breath and --ing it again, exclaims on death,” Ven. 189 “--ed my English breath in foreign clouds,” R2 III, 1, 20. “never man --ed truer breath,” Cor. IV, 5, 121. 4) to lament, to mourn: “I s. the lack of many a thing,” Sonn. 30, 3.
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