intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- suspirar to sigh
forsth/sb [literary/literario], suspirar poralgo/algnto sigh withsth he sighed with relief/contentment suspiró aliviado/satisfecho, dio un suspiro de alivio/satisfacción the wind sighed in the trees [literary/literario] el viento susurraba entre los árboles [literary/literario]More example sentences
More example sentences
- All he could hear was the wind sighing in the trees and the soft lap of water against the wall surrounding the lake.
- A breeze sighed through the branches and we came to a glade, a secret place of fir and silver birch.
- The constant wind that hugs the hill-side seems to sigh at the memory.
- The joys of rereading might have offered Mallarme a stronger antidote to his ennui than sighing for distant, exotic lands.
- The words she remembered said, ‘My heart cries for you, sighs for you, dies for you.’
- Film buffs in Thrissur, tired of watching classics in the DVD format at art house shows, have been sighing for that matchless experience - seeing the magic unfold on the silver screen.
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.