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Yell (verb)

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To Yell. v.n. To cry out with horrour and agony.

Nor the night raven, that still deadly yells;
Nor gristly vultures make us once affeared.
Spenser.

            Each new morn,
New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows
Strike heav'n on the face, that it resounds,
As if felt with Scotland, and yell'd out
Like syllables of dolour.
Shakesp. Macbeth.

Now worse than e'er he was before,
Poor Puck doth yell, poor Puck doth roar,
That wak'd queen Mab, who doubted sore
Some treason had been wrought her.
Drayton's Nymphiad.

Yelling monsters, that with ceaseless cry
Surround me.
Milton.

Night-struck fancy dreams the yelling ghost. Thomson.

Sources: Drayton, Michael (7) · Shakespeare's Macbeth (136) · Milton, John (449) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Thomson, James (73)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Yell (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4974.


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