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"That's truth enough," said an asthmatic voice from the backstairs.

He was short-breathed, asthmatic and possessed a tempestuous temper.

"You will pardon me, Mr. Audley," he said, with asthmatic breathlessness.

Every now and then he uttered a loud snort, that sounded like an asthmatic cough.

The engine was also out of sorts, coughing like an asthmatic victim.

"She is susceptible to asthmatic attacks," observed the General.

The organ is asthmatic and the wheezing gets on my gray matter.

One, bolder than his comrades, went nearer, and found an asthmatic sheep.

Snuffle and wheeze—snuffle and wheeze of the asthmatic Chinamans breathing.

I asked: "Do you not find this a poor house for an asthmatic?"

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin asthmaticus, from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning "person with asthma" is recorded from 1610s.

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