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Latest Vivien Leigh Stories

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Christopher Blank "Orson's Shadow," now onstage at Circuit Playhouse, comes on the heels of "The Compleat Stage Beauty," another play about life in the theater. Both are packed with inflated egos, barbed banter in English accents and numerous references to Shakespeare. Even the themes make them appear to be companion pieces for people fascinated by the inner workings of this business we call show. "Stage Beauty" concerned a 17th century actor who specialized in female roles. The...


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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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