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2008-06-26 21:01:09

By Kathy Rogala It's an unusual place to grow up and older, at a cancer hospital. But that's exactly what I have done with my life at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Let me explain. In 1981, as a bright-eyed 20-year-old, I started as a registered nurse at Roswell Park, working on the breast cancer floor. I was flush with optimism, energy and a sense of infallibility. The future was wide open. Working the night shift for the next six years, I handed out pain pills, hung IV bags of...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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