Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREATHINGS

Its ticks, now lower, now louder, sounded like the breathings of one asleep.

I heard sighs and breathings about my bed, and mysterious whisperings.

One hears the breathings of the same dogmatism in the three voices.

But we were not well down when we heard the breathings of two persons near us.

Your kisses are the breathings that light them into quivering flame!

All these symbols of fecundation, these perfumes, radiations, and breathings overwhelmed him.

When they were arrived at Venice, their breathings were only after the holy places.

It is my pleasure to rave; why cease the breathings of the Phrygian flute?

Afterwards for a long time he could hear only creaks and breathings.

I listened, but so profound was her sleep, that not even her breathings could be overheard.