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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hey A cry to set dogs on.
    • Hey An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement.
    • a Hey High.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hey An exclamation expressing pleasure, surprise, etc.: also used as a call to attract attention and as an interrogative.
    • hey An obsolete form of high.
    • n hey An obsolete form of hie.
    • n hey An obsolete or rare form of hay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Hey expressive of joy or interrogation
    • n Hey exaltation of the spirits: the wild gaiety of youth: period of fullest vigour
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  • Roseanne Barr
    Roseanne Barr
    “As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hei,; cf. D. & G. hei,


In literature:

I guess its catching, hey?
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A great, big tall little girl, hey?
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
What, you are recruiting here, hey?
"Standard Selections" by Various
What coming Tip-street over us, hey, Dick?
"The English Spy" by Bernard Blackmantle
It's good to open yer heyes now.
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
Still at the Latin, hey?
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
If a man was superstitious, you might almost call it a coincidence, hey?
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
You might have covered 'em all with a pocket-handkerchief, hey!
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Who made that jacket for you, hey?
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
So you're goun' to git married, hey?
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland

In poetry:

The sun is up, the sun is up,
Sing merrily we, the sun is up.
The birds they sing,
Upon the wing,
Hey nony nony no.
"The Sun Is Up" by Eliza Lee Follen
And "Hey, Annie!" and "How, Annie!
Dear Annie, speak to me!"
But ay the louder he cried "Annie,"
The louder roard the sea.
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
And "Hey, Annie!" and "How, Annie!
O Annie, winna ye bide?"
But ay the mair that he cried "Annie,"
The braider grew the tide.
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
Sing hey! For the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!
"Bath-Song" by J R R Tolkien
"You're so like my Sister Sally,
Both in valk and face and size,
Miss, that—dang my old lee scuppers,
It brings tears into my heyes!"
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Thai rade up, and they rade doun
(Wearilie wearis wan nicht away.)
Erl William's heart mair cauld is grown;
(Hey, luve mine, quhan dawis the day?)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley

In news:

Hey, at least broadcasters don't have to work on the hottest and coldest days of the year like lumberjacks , another of the country's worst jobs.
HEY, I LOVE the NFL as much as anyone else.
Camera's weren't allowed so only got off these 5 shots before security climbed all over me but hey, in rock-n-roll…rules were made to be broken.
Hey, at least they are filled with protein.
Hey, I've got a little Irish in my blood, so why can't I make every 20-foot putt I stand over.
Education / News Hey, charterheads: let's make love , not war.
Paul McCartney closed out the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday night with his rendition of Hey Jude.
Maniac – "Hey Love" (Live @ The Impact).
Hey there just happened upon your website from Google after I entered in, "Leslie Perlis Creates a Maquette for Glass Mosaic Sculpture" or perhaps something similar (can't quite remember exactly).
Seattle band Hey Marseilles performed at the Everett waterfront on Saturday.
Seattle's Hey Marseilles crafts stirring orchestral folk/pop.
Episode #27: Hey Marseilles - "Rio".
This story was written by Editorial Board, Iowa State Daily Hey, Barack.
"Hey you, yeah you photographing, you should know better," shouts the director, demanding my friend and I exit her frame.
He said, "Hey, you know what you really need".

In science:

Note that bmin ≃ 1.12 is the distance corresponding to the minimum of the Lennard-Jones potential (from Heyes and Melrose, 1988).
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Of course, the position of the line in the phase diagram depends crucially on the choice of b (Heyes and Melrose, 1988, 1989; Xu and Stell, 1988), as can be seen in figure 10.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Only diffuse photoionized gas – including a very closeby cloud that t hey qualified as ”the blob ” – and a 7 kpc (1.5 ′′ ) distant ”companion galaxy ”, were identified in the vicinity of the quasar.
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
Lieb and Dembo, Cover and Thomas prove the Entropy Power Inequality by working with the R ´enyi entropy (a generalization of Shannon’s quantity). T hey use properties of p-norms on convolution given by Beckner’s sharp form of the Young inequality.
Monotonicity, thinning and discrete versions of the Entropy Power Inequality
It makes little sense to wonder whether Leibniz’s Principle is satis fied by identical quantum particles, or whether t hey possess haecceities, if the existence itself of these particles has not been established.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World