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2006-07-26 15:33:09

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (Reuters) - In one of the most tightly contested and closely watched U.S. House races, Republican Rick O'Donnell has been a gleeful bystander as Democrats slug it out in a primary that could leave the winner weak and vulnerable in November. O'Donnell, the unopposed Republican nominee in Colorado's 7th District, has been organizing and raising money all year while Democrats Peggy Lamm and Ed Perlmutter batter each other...


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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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