shriek

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shriek

n. an exclamation point. (see also screamer, shout.) Take off that shriek. You use too many of those things.
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He sprang up as if he meant to jump, but the girl shrieked and held him back.
They clung around the necks of the big stone idols and shrieked as they skipped along the battlements, while Mowgli, dancing in the summerhouse, put his eye to the screenwork and hooted owl-fashion between his front teeth, to show his derision and contempt.
here he sprang furiously to his feet, and shrieked out his syllables, as if in the effort he were giving up his soul--"Madman
Monster," I shrieked, "be thou juggler, enchanter, dream, or devil, no more will I endure thy mockeries.
For several days after entering the valley I had been saluted at least fifty times in the twenty-four hours with the talismanic word 'Taboo' shrieked in my ears, at some gross violation of its provisions, of which I had unconsciously been guilty.
Hour after hour passed away, and slowly Dorothy got over her fright; but she felt quite lonely, and the wind shrieked so loudly all about her that she nearly became deaf.
But I was successful, and there I hung by one hand, dragging through the branches of the higher vegetation of the gardens, while my late foemen shrieked and howled beneath me.
she shrieked, "for John Carter, Prince of Helium," and with each word her sharp point pierced the vile heart of the great villain.
she shrieked, and slid to the floor an inert and senseless mass.
Tense silence for a moment held the room in the stillness of a sepulchre, and then a woman shrieked, and fell prone across the table.
Afterward, wishing to see if the change were complete, Venus caused a mouse to approach, whereupon the woman shrieked and made such a show of herself that the Young Man would not marry her.
she shrieked, not looking at him, as though this shriek were called up by physical pain.
she shrieked still more shrilly, "and don't talk to me of your passion and your loathsomeness.
But when the swine trotted up to the window of the local butchers it shrieked and ran into the path of a schoolbus.
SANTA CLARITA -- Out-screaming roller coaster riders is a tough job, but a Modesto 7-year-old shrieked her way into first place Saturday during a contest at Six Flags Magic Mountain.