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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GASPS

He took chances and got away with them, laughing at the girl's gasps of dismay.

There were gasps, explosive curses of bewilderment, amazement.

The only signs of life in the old woman were her gasps for breath.

He got it out in gasps, winded by his short run and by the excitement that possessed him.

This time his breath came in gasps and deep-throated gurglings.

This time no gasps broke from the lips of the Secret Agents.

He breathed in gasps; and sometimes the water he swallowed was fresh and sometimes it was salt.

He gasps out a word to the porter, and is quickly passed into the garden.

He divined the gasps of astonishment with which Mrs. Thayer's utterance began.

She was getting very weak from the pain, and her words came in gasps.