01. When she heard she had failed the test, she [sighed], and walked sadly out the door.
02. Paula [sighed] with contentment as she held her new baby.
03. The wind [sighed] in the trees.
04. When I asked Wynona why she had broken up with Daniel, she just [sighed], and looked away.
05. "I'm sorry I'm late," she [sighed], "everything seems to be going wrong today."
06. The little girl looked at her posters of her favorite movie star, and [sighed].
07. The old woman [sighed] wearily as she sat down on the bus.
08. She gave a long [sigh] of pleasure as he stroked her back.
09. The young boy [sighed] as he sat down to write the exam.
10. The students all gave a [sigh] of relief when the exam was over.
11. The old man gave one last [sigh] and then was gone.
12. Minna Thomas Antrim once observed that the drama of life begins with a wail, and ends with a [sigh].
13. There is a Russian proverb which states that when we sing, everybody hears us, but when we [sigh], nobody listens.
14. The couple [sighed] with contentment after they had finished making love.
15. David Suzuki notes that from our first cry announcing our arrival on earth to our very last [sigh] at the moment of death, our need for air is absolute.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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