Sigh. n.s. [from the verb.] A violent and audible emission of the breath which has been long retained, as in sadness.
Full often has my heart swoln with keeping my sighs imprisoned; full often have the tears I drove back from mine eyes, turned back to drown my heart. Sidney.
Love is a smoke rais'd with the fume of sighs;
Being purg'd, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes. Shakespeare.
What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely charg'd. Shakesp.
Laughing, if loud, ends in a deep sigh; and all the pleasures have a sting in the tail, though they carry beauty in the face. Taylor.
In Venus' temple, on the sides were seen
Issuing sighs, that smok'd along the wall. Dryden.