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I'm sorry – please don't cry.
She could hear her brother crying for his mother.
Now she felt like crying with rage at her own stupidity.
Laura was angry with herself for wasting time crying over him.
He cried tears of frustration at his inability to help.
I cried myself to sleep at night for weeks after we broke up.
"That's not what I meant," Polly cried.
Ted could hear a woman's voice crying for help.
She sometimes cries his name in her sleep.
"No!" he cried in horror.
This is the American English definition of cry. View British English definition of cry.
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