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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outcry 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 outcry shout louder than
    • n outcry a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Korea's poshintang dog meat soup is a popular item on summertime menus, despite outcry from other nations. The soup is believed to cure summer heat ailments, improve male virility, and improve women's complexions.
    • Outcry A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor.
    • Outcry Sale at public auction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outcry A loud or vehement cry or crying; a cry of indignation or distress; clamor; confused noise; uproar.
    • n outcry An auction; auction.
    • outcry To cry louder than; overcome in crying; hence, to excel in any way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outcry owt′krī a loud cry of distress: a confused noise: a public auction
    • v.t Outcry to cry louder than
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In literature:

Suddenly an outcry of joy gave hope to those whose courage waned.
"The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
There was no outcry of rage at the sound of the fatal name, and she could not perceive that a Moqui countenance smiled the less for it.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Before he could make an outcry Chester and Hal both leaped forward.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
It was the outcry of real affection.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
At the least outcry they will burst into the house.
"The Gloved Hand" by Burton E. Stevenson
It were a pity if all this outcry should draw no customers.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
British friends of the North joined in the American outcry.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
He ceased his tune suddenly for he caught an outcry.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
They want to go out to meet Jameson and bring him in with triumphal outcry.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
Rebecca threw a look behind and it was pitiful to hear her outcry of despair and terror.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
Then he is ready to face those who, by their presence and outcries, announce themselves as the foes of foreigners.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
It must cease saying a word about slavery, and raise a great outcry about Union.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
Therefore the outcry of the English newspapers is most disgusting to me.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
After the low scream that came moaningly up from her breast, which was drowned in the echoes of the report, Mary Burton made no outcry.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
It was not the mere outcry of a frightened woman.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
I was for riding on, but he made such an outcry that, wishing to avoid a quarrel, I alighted also and tied up my horse.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
The lads encouraged him with loud outcries.
"The Shield" by Various
At the next moment his outcries were drowned in the wild trumpeting of the elephants.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
So great was the outcry of the commercial classes, that the President was compelled to retrace his steps and remove the interdict.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
If I go alone the chances are that before you can reach me he would succeed in making an outcry.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon

In poetry:

An outcry in the bush below,
A crash, and boughs that sway,
And shouts of laughter let me know
Where my two ruffians play.
"Rebel Hearts" by John Le Gay Brereton
"Now, goodwife, haste thee!" Macy cried.
She caught his manly arm;
Behind, the parson urged pursuit,
With outcry and alarm.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Immortal?" No--it could not be,
Spirit with flesh must die.
Tho' heart should pray and hope make endless plea,
Reason would still outcry.
"Transcended" by Cale Young Rice
An hour or so had scarce gone by,
Ere there was raised a great outcry:—
"Pursue! pursue! you'll find their track—
Fly quick! and overtake the hack!"
"The Two Fugitives" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
'And all my further journey thou dost know;
My toils and outcries as the lusty world
Grew thin to winter; and my ceaseless feet
In vales and on stark hills, till the first snow
Fell, and the large rain of the latter leaves.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Lost is the tale of the gulfs you have crossed and the veils you have lifted:
In many a tongue have been wrung from you outcries of pain:
You have leaped with the lightning from thunder-heads, hurricane-rifted,
And breathed in the whispering rain!
"Vision" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Starbucks Cuts Crushed Bug Ingredient After Outcry .
Paris Hilton's Sultry Beer Commercial Sparks Outcry in Brazil.
New outcry erupts in Egypt against military rulers.
British canine's death draws global outcry .
Outcry as Los Angeles County Museum of Art raises patron fees.
Horrific bride abuse causes outcry in Afghanistan.
Where's the public outcry about fires.
BOGOTA, Colombia — The fatal rape of a woman in a popular park in Bogota has sparked a public outcry and led to calls for tougher action to prevent violence against women in Colombia.
Where's the Outcry Over Reviving TV News Censorship, Ex-NBC Exec Asks.
Despite outcry, Stanton is fired.
Maryland's proposed same-sex marriage bill causes outcry .
Windber school board owns up to outcry .
Outcry aside, history suggests minimal punishment for Marines (+video).
Community members in East Anchorage said the Anchorage Assembly is moving forward on a development project, despite public outcry .

In science:

Moreover, for each asset, we restrict the intraday session to the most liquid hours, thus for instance, most of the time, we close the session at settlement time and open at the outcry hour (or what used to be the outcry when it no longer exists).
The nature of price returns during periods of high market activity