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 for sigh
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sigh \Sigh\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sighed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sighing.] [OE. sighen, si?en; cf. also OE. siken, AS.
     s[imac]can, and OE. sighten, si?ten, sichten, AS. siccettan;
     all, perhaps, of imitative origin.]
     1. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and
        immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible
        respiration, especially as the result or involuntary
        expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the
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     2. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
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              He sighed deeply in his spirit.       --Mark viii.
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     3. To make a sound like sighing.
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              And the coming wind did roar more loud,
              And the sails did sigh like sedge.    --Coleridge.
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              The winter winds are wearily sighing. --Tennyson.
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     Note: An extraordinary pronunciation of this word as
           s[imac]th is still heard in England and among the
           illiterate in the United States.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sigh \Sigh\, v. t.
     1. To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
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              Never man sighed truer breath.        --Shak.
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     2. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
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              Ages to come, and men unborn,
              Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate. --Pior.
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     3. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
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              They . . . sighed forth proverbs.     --Shak.
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              The gentle swain . . . sighs back her grief.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sigh \Sigh\, n. [OE. sigh; cf. OE. sik. See Sigh, v. i.]
     1. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of
        air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
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              I could drive the boat with my sighs. --Shak.
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     2. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan?ent.
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              With their sighs the air
              Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an utterance made by exhaling audibly [syn: sigh,
      2: a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the
         wind in the trees"
      v 1: heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She
           sighed sadly" [syn: sigh, suspire]
      2: utter with a sigh

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "sigh":
     Aqua-Lung, ache, artificial respiration, aspirate, aspiration,
     asthmatic wheeze, bark, bated breath, bawl, bellow, bemoan, bewail,
     blare, blat, blow, blubber, boom, bray, breath, breath of air,
     breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, breathing,
     breathy voice, broken wind, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, coo, cough,
     crave, crow, deplore, dirge, drawl, dream, elegize, exclaim,
     exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expel, expiration, expire,
     exsufflation, flute, gasp, give sorrow words, grieve, groan, growl,
     grunt, gulp, hack, hanker, hiccup, hiss, howl, huff, hunger,
     inhalation, inhalator, inhale, inspiration, inspire, insufflation,
     iron lung, keen, knell, lament, lilt, little voice, low voice,
     lust, maffle, moan, moaning, mourn, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,
     mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration, murmuring, mussitate,
     mutter, muttering, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pant, pine, pine for,
     pipe, puff, repine, respiration, respire, roar, rumble, scream,
     screech, scuba, shriek, sibilate, sigh for, sighing, sing,
     sing the blues, snap, snarl, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore,
     snoring, snort, snuff, snuffle, sob, sobbing, sock, soft voice,
     sorrow, sough, soughing, sound, squall, squawk, squeal,
     stage whisper, sternutation, stertor, still small voice,
     suspiration, susurrate, susurration, susurrus, thunder, trumpet,
     twang, underbreath, undertone, wail, warble, weep over, wheeze,
     whine, whining, whisper, whispering, whistle, wind, yap, yawp,
     yearn for, yell, yelp

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