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noun as in sharply drawn breath

verb as in draw breath in sharply


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Enjoying the rest of a remote summerThe prospect of returning to cubicle life means employees are seizing their last gasps of life outside the office.

From Digiday

In the hours to months after the impact, we share this behemoth’s last steps, its final gasps.

We haven’t been really given any sense of reality, and so that nostalgia becomes a reason to do these things… They see this as like the last gasp of a troll.

From Time

We’re nearing the frustratingly slow, but sure, dying gasp of Covid-19.

Everything was silent except for the rhythmic friction of skis on snow and our gasps of exhaustion.

And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.

The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?!

There was a collective gasp at both the four-letter word and the bitter sentiment it carried.

I am lucky on Secret Six to have an editor, Mark Doyle, who agrees, we want people to gasp out loud.

To be clear, I was not treading anywhere near the even more incomprehensible realm of (gasp) relationship definition.

With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.

She gave a sudden gasp, and then she appeared to be deeply interested in the gold fish in the fountain.

With a gasp of dismay young Richard twisted in his chair to confront this fresh and unsuspected antagonist.

With a gasp she felt herself falling straight down through a swirling vortex of sensation, to the very sand-bed of the stream.

Jimmy says the way his bloodhound had worked it all out made even Jones minimus gasp.

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On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gasp, such as: exclamation, whoop, blow, ejaculation, gulp, and heave.

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