To cry aim
Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster]

All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep. [1913 Webster]

3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc. [1913 Webster]

Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage. [1913 Webster]

I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath. --Judd. [1913 Webster]

{To cry aim}. See under {Aim}.

{To cry down}, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn. [1913 Webster]

Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it. --Tillotson.

{To cry out}, to proclaim; to shout. ``Your gesture cries it out.'' --Shak.

{To cry quits}, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest.

{To cry up}, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently. [1913 Webster]


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  • To cry aim — Aim Aim, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See {Aim}, v. i.] 1. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry down — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry out — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry quits — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry up — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cry aim — (archaic) To encourage by calling out ‘aim’, hence, to applaud • • • Main Entry: ↑aim …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cry — Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aim — Aim, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See {Aim}, v. i.] 1. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battle cry — For other uses, see Battle cry (disambiguation) A battle cry is a yell or chant taken up in battle, usually by members of the same military unit. Battle cries are not necessarily articulate, although they often aim to invoke patriotic or… …   Wikipedia

  • Warren G. Harding: The Return to Normalcy — ▪ Primary Source       The Republican Party in 1920 turned its back on a number of strong contenders and as his friend Harry Daugherty had predicted as early as February picked the relatively unknown Warren Gamaliel Harding of Ohio as its… …   Universalium

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