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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Groan \Groan\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groaned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Groaning}.] [OE. gronen, granen, granien, AS. gr[?]nian, fr.
      the root of grennian to grin. [fb]35. See {2d Grin}, and cf.
      1. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter
            a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
                     For we . . . do groan, being burdened. --2 Cor. v.
                     He heard the groaning of the oak.      --Sir W.
      2. To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
                     Nothing but holy, pure, and clear, Or that which
                     groaneth to be so.                              --Herbert.
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