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verb as in draw breath in sharply

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The execution Wednesday of an Arizona man lasted almost two hours as he gasped for air.

“They were just meat,” he gasped before breaking down in tears.

Website headlines gasped, “BREAKING: A Kardashian is Walking in the Marc Jacobs Show.”

While the public gasped at this specious statement, the defense took over for cross examination.

Millennials are “unmoored from institutions,” gasped Pew Research recently.

He gasped a few times, then, gathering strength again, went on with that horrible spasmodic recitation.

"You said you would not come till I had taken the world by the shoulders," gasped Leo, falling back.

And his friends gasped at his temerity and trembled for him, not knowing what grounds he had for counting himself unassailable.

Then Weston gasped with sincere relief, for it was clear that they had crept around the perilous corner.

"I am possessed of a fiend," she gasped, going up to the lady and speaking in a low voice, as if afraid to hear her own tones.

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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gasped, such as: whoop, snort, choke, blow, inhale, and inspire.

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