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


You could have heard the roomful of them catch breath together.

"So far, so good," Charley commented, while I paused to catch breath.

I was twenty feet away, and it was done before I could catch breath.

The leading columns paused as if they had received a shock, or had stopped to catch breath.

Then pausing for an instant, as if to catch breath, he flung himself on a seat in utter exhaustion.

He precipitated himself through the frame, dropped to the ground, stopped for an instant to catch breath.

“I was only choking a little; but I am better,” answered she, opening her mouth, like a fish to catch breath.

He fell down and several fell over him, stopping the work long enough for us to catch breath.

Driven on by fear she forgot exhaustion and went rapidly ahead, hardly stopping a minute to catch breath.

They ran over the lava-like street, stopping every now and then to catch breath.