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synonyms for gasping

  • choke
  • snort
  • whoop
  • blow
  • convulse
  • gulp
  • heave
  • inhale
  • inspire
  • pant
  • puff
  • respire
  • sniffle
  • wheeze
  • catch one's breath
  • fight for breath
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How to use gasping in a sentence

They fell against the tree stump and reeled clear again, swaying, gasping, and striking when they could.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Dick was almost gasping for breath, and as he buried his head in his hands, he tried to understand, to realise.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Ida sat down gasping, when her companion stopped, and gazed with an instinctive shrinking into the gulf below.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
They were gasping when they reached a ledge of rock a little below the summit, but that was not why they sat down.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Not his brain alone, his voice was gasping it, harshly and croakingly, his lungs seeming on fire as they expelled the word.
THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
For a moment he knelt gasping beside the shapeless being, his great hands spasmodically feeling the pulseless breast.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Then the lamentable outcries sank to a gasping and sobbing which could only be imagined by the spectators on the hill.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The yacht bounded upward again, and—but for the man clinging and gasping for dear life—the deck was swept bare.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
I was like an infant in his hands, and lay across the chair, in an exceedingly uncomfortable position, gasping for breath.
THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
The second sent Richard Darrell gasping and sobbing into the snow-bank ten feet away.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
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WORDS RELATED TO GASPING

  • gasping
  • panting
  • respiratory
  • wheezing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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