GROAN


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
AcronymDefinition
GROANGet Rid Of Acronyms Now :-)
References in classic literature ?
He took a rest and then swelled himself up and fetched a succession of admirable groans.
Tom was suffering in reality, now, so handsomely was his imagination working, and so his groans had gathered quite a genuine tone.
The groans ceased and the pain vanished from the toe.
In the midst of these threats, groans, and yells, Cornelius, very likely in order not to hear them, had buried himself in his own thoughts.
And with the wand of ivory she pointed to the gates of ivory, through which came light and laughter, and with the wand of ebony she pointed to the gates of coal, through which came blackness and groans.
The men, led by the groans of Tom, scrambled and crackled through stumps, logs and bushes, to where that hero lay groaning and swearing with alternate vehemence.
They found that the esophageal pressure slowly decreased with each groan, indicating that the respiratory muscles are not activated during the production of sound.
Filled with a cast of off-center characters and lopsided shenanigans, readers will blunder along with Gape, Groan and Gordo as they meet their adventures "head" on, becoming unlikely heroes in the process.
The task of faith is to use one's belief to dare to look injustice in the eye, gradually learn to confront one's own peculiar set of fears, get down to the level of one's own inchoate groaning, and, in a process of discernment carried out in dialogue with and accountable to others who share one's commitment, articulate that groan into a question and a project that is bigger than one's own life.
The holidays bring family and friends together for sumptuous feasts that make stomachs groan.
As I recalled the stunted remains of one of my prized delphiniums, I could only groan in agreement.
TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is used with the meaning 'to groan in terror' while [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is used with the meaning 'to mourn or wail in dismay [at a cruel twist of fate]').