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adjective as in breathing

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adjective as in winded

noun as in panting

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A: Well, I felt more or less like I was drowning, just gasping between life and death.

At certain points, I had so much trouble breathing I found myself gasping for air like a dying fish.

The whole hand-to-the-mouth gasping thing we do when learning that women go see these films is horribly retrograde.

Sometimes people with sleep apnea wake up during the night gasping for breath.

Oulson can be heard gurgling, gasping, his lungs crackling, the sounds of someone drowning in his own blood.

They fell against the tree stump and reeled clear again, swaying, gasping, and striking when they could.

Dick was almost gasping for breath, and as he buried his head in his hands, he tried to understand, to realise.

Ida sat down gasping, when her companion stopped, and gazed with an instinctive shrinking into the gulf below.

They were gasping when they reached a ledge of rock a little below the summit, but that was not why they sat down.

Not his brain alone, his voice was gasping it, harshly and croakingly, his lungs seeming on fire as they expelled the word.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gasping, such as: respiratory, null, panting, and wheezing.

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