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a cry of pain/anguish
The horses gave a cry of alarm.
There was a cry of ‘Fire!’, and everyone started to panic.
the cry of a wolf
She went to the toilet and had a good cry.
Was cutting her wrists a cry for help, or was it a real attempt to kill herself?
A cry of outrage greeted the publication of his book.
In response to cries of protest, two ministers resigned.