References in classic literature ?
More especially is this the case with those whose lines breathe sadness, where the refrain comes like a sigh at the end of a regret:
If I did not myself sigh before them, and chatter with cold, and patiently LET myself be swathed in their pity!
Let them sympathise with me and sigh with me on account of my chilblains: "At the ice of knowledge will he yet FREEZE TO DEATH
He said it with a sigh that was immediately lost in one of his delightful smiles.
She threw herself down upon a sofa with a sigh of relief, and pointed to a chair.
Once,' said the Mock Turtle at last, with a deep sigh, `I was a real Turtle.
All this time neither she nor they had removed their veils or spoken a word, only on sitting down on the chair the woman gave a deep sigh and let her arms fall like one that was ill and weak.
Raoul came in contact with that trembling hand, took it within his own, and carried it so respectfully to his lips, that he might be said to have deposited a sigh upon it rather than a kiss.
The little voice sighed deeply: it was VERY unhappy, evidently, and Alice would have said something pitying to comfort it, 'If it would only sigh like other people
Porthos sighed for the fifth time -- D'Artagnan had counted his sighs.
The names of those present on this occasion are unimportant, but they had been known to generations of school-boys as Sighs, Tar, Winks, Squirts, and Pat.
And I said -- "She is warmer than Dian: She rolls through an ether of sighs -- She revels in a region of sighs.