exclaim

Definitions

  • "We're gaining a little all the time, fellows!" exclaimed Elmer
    "We're gaining a little all the time, fellows!" exclaimed Elmer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exclaim utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy "`I won!' he exclaimed","`Help!' she cried","`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
    • v exclaim state or announce "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed","The King will proclaim an amnesty"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
    • n Exclaim Outcry; clamor. "Cursing cries and deep exclaims ."
    • v. t. & i Exclaim To cry out from earnestness or passion; to utter with vehemence; to call out or declare loudly; to protest vehemently; to vociferate; to shout; as, to exclaim against oppression with wonder or astonishment; “The field is won!” he exclaimed .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Mai Tai cocktail was created in 1945 by Victor Bergeron, the genius of rum, also known as Trader Vic. The drink got its name when he served it to two friends from Tahiti, who exclaimed "Maitai roa ae!," which in Tahitian means "Out of this world the best!"
    • exclaim To cry out; speak with vehemence; make a loud outcry in words: as, to exclaim against oppression; to exclaim with wonder or astonishment.
    • exclaim To say loudly or vehemently; cry out: as, he exclaimed, I will not!
    • n exclaim Outcry; clamor; exclamation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Exclaim eks-klām′ to cry out: to utter or speak vehemently
    • n Exclaim an exclamation, outcry
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Quotations

  • Henry Fielding
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    “When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exclamare, exclamatum,; ex, + clamare, to cry out; cf. OF. exclamer,. See Clam

Usage

In literature:

The next night when he heard it again he would again exclaim, 'Heavens, how beautiful it is!
"Stories from Hans Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
She approached it and exclaimed again at the sweetness of its scent.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The smaller girls jumped and exclaimed, and clasped their hands.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Well, sure enough," he exclaimed, suddenly putting his head out of his little window, "here he comes, the new tenant!
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
I broke a moment's silence by exclaiming, 'What a wonder-world music creates!
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Suddenly I heard him exclaim: and then he called, 'Perronnette!
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
If their readers can be made to exclaim at every page: 'Inconceivable!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
I'm right down glad ter see ye, Mr. Kirke,' he exclaimed, seizing me warmly by the hand.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863" by Various
They then exclaimed, that she was a heretic, and denied the authority of the church.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. From Henry III. to Richard III." by David Hume
Old Humming Bird," he exclaimed as he patted his car, "did she mean that smile for you or for me?
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
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In poetry:

She seized my hand
and angrily exclaimed:
You’ll live a long time!
It sounded like a threat.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
‘Give me’, sang Mr Fox,
‘To wanton with thy locks.’
‘That I will never permit!’
Exclaimed Mr Pitt.
"Clerihew – Mr Fox" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
As we went the homeward journey
You exclaimed,--"They intermix
Pleasure there with politics.
It reminds me of a tourney."
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Soon we exclaim, O shame, O shame,
This hot and sultry weather,
Who but our master is to blame
Who packed us thus together!
"The Journey From School And To School" by Charles Lamb
"Rome," exclaims the joyful Parthian,
"Ruin for herself prepares;
Wolves with wolves are never savage,
Lion lion never tears."
"Horace, Seventh Epode" by James Clerk Maxwell
"Sir Eldred?" -- Ardolph loud exclaim'd,
"Renown'd for worth and power?
For valour and for virtue famed,
Sir Eldred of the Bower?
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More

In news:

Last week, Governor Doyle introduced a new tourism ad campaign exclaiming "Life's so Good" in Wisconsin.
"Yes, I want it," exclaimed one woman in Market Square.
"There's never been a more exciting year than 2010", the author of the influential Strategic News Service exclaimed.
Audiences will definitely exclaim 'Oh, What a Night.
In fact, I have heard more than one passerby exclaim that it must be closed.
Then she exclaimed, "We're in our 60s, too old to change a tire.".
"Look at that dress," I exclaimed as she sashayed across the stage, feet hidden beneath its many ru­­ffles.
Right after impact, he exclaimed, "That is sooo rude.".
Post editors exclaimed after hearing of Justin Leonard's partnership with Beringer.
Exclaimed Cosmo girl Zooey Deschanel's Jess on this week's New Girl.
"I'll show you a position," Moe exclaims, quickly jabbing his finger in Larry 's eye.
One student exclaimed, looking at the ships.
STEPPING out of a station taxi onto the cobblestones of La Rochelle's Vieux Port, we want to exclaim, like the gushing American tourist in the film "Summertime" arriving in the Piazza San Marco, "Don't change a thing".
"We're gonna win this one," he exclaimed.
"By God," he exclaimed, "we've kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.
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In science:

Indeed, he rose in ire to exclaim: I am glad that the referee system is working! He then stuck to a bad numerical question.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
When the man came home and told his wife what he had promised the King, she exclaimed in anguish: “But you’ll never be able to make the King’s horse fly!”. “Well,” said the man, “I know that, and you know that, but in the meantime many things can happen.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Let us here quote that Goethe had properly used such a word in his Faust, verse 292, where Mephistopheles referring to mankind exclaims: <>! By considering quarks to be the real carriers of the strong charge (cf.
Multi-verses, Micro-universes and Elementary Particles (Hadrons)
Hier ist wahrhaftig ein Loch im Himmel!” or “Here is truly a hole in the heavens!”, William Herschel was heard by his sister Caroline to exclaim in 1784 when he pointed his telescope towards the constellation Scorpius and viewed the dark nebulae in Ophiuchus (Houghton 1942).
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
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