01. The students [groaned] when the teacher announced their homework for the weekend.
02. The young man [groaned] in pain when the doctor checked his injured arm.
03. Holding his aching head, Toshi [groaned], and cursed himself for having drunk too much the night before.
04. The audience [groaned] at the comedian's bad jokes.
05. The children are always [groaning] about how much work they have to do around the house.
06. The old man was [groaning] and holding his injured arm when the ambulance arrived.
07. "I can't go out tonight; I have too much homework," the boy [groaned].
08. The walls of the old house [groaned] in the wind during the storm.
09. The [groans] of the dying man could be heard in the next room.
10. John Bunyan once noted that the best prayers have often more [groans] than words.
11. Charles Lamb once suggested that a laugh is worth a hundred [groans] in any market.
12. The wind [groaned] in the trees, and whispered through the leaves.
13. The old man [groaned], and rubbed his sore back as he stood up to greet us.
14. A Chinese proverb notes that small ills are the sources of most of our [groans]. Men trip not on mountains; they stumble on stones.
15. Pop band U2 sang, "Through the walls, we hear the city [groan]."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Groan — Groan, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Groaning}.] [OE. gronen, granen, granien, AS. gr?nian, fr. the root of grennian to grin. [root]35. See {2d Grin}, and cf. {Grunt}.] 1. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Groan — Groan, v. t. To affect by groans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Groan — Groan, n. A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans. [1913 Webster] Such groans of roaring wind and rain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groan — (v.) O.E. granian to groan, murmur, lament, from P.Gmc. *grain (Cf. O.N. grenja to howl ), of imitative origin, or related to GRIN (Cf. grin). Meaning complain is from early 13c., especially in M.E. phrase grutchen and gronen. Related: Groaned;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • groan — vb moan, *sigh, sob Analogous words: wail, weep, *cry: lament, bemoan, bewail, *deplore groan n moan, sigh, sob (see under SIGH vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • groan — [n] moan, complaint cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, grunt, objection, sigh, sob, whine; concepts 278,595 groan [v] moan, complain bemoan, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, mumble, murmur, object, sigh, whine; concepts 44,52,77 …   New thesaurus

  • groan — ► VERB 1) make a deep inarticulate sound of pain or despair. 2) make a low creaking sound when pressure or weight is applied. 3) (groan beneath/under) be burdened by. ► NOUN ▪ a groaning sound. DERIVATIVES groaner nou …   English terms dictionary

  • groan — [grōn] vi. [ME gronien < OE granian, akin to GRIN, Ger greinen, to weep] 1. to utter a deep sound expressing pain, distress, or disapproval 2. to make a creaking or grating sound, as from great strain [a heavy gate groaning on its hinges] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Groan — (engl., spr. Grohn), 1) Stöhnen, Seufzen; 2) in England Äußerung des Mißfallens über eine mißliebige Person, ähnlich dem anderwärts gebräuchlichen Pereat, im Gegensatz zu Cheer, Äußerung des Beifalls …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • groan — index deplore, plaint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary