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panting

[ pant ]SEE DEFINITION OF panting
  • nounbreathing
  • noundesire
  • noungasping

Synonyms for panting

  • gasping
  • heaving
  • respiring
  • breathless
  • short-winded
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PANTING

Panting, she undid the scarf and flooded the room with light.

Panting for breath I blundered at the task of connecting the light.

Panting, completely exhausted, Ken forced his brain to the question.

Panting and breathless he defended himself as best he could.

Panting and crouching, Winterslea groped his way among them.

Panting, quivering, Emily drew from the embrace and fled within.

Panting violently, he flings himself at his door, and beats on it.

Panting and a little frightened, he reached Mrs. Peyton's car.

Panting, we arrived on the ledges overlooking the boat and the schooner.

Panting, but in utter silence, Gyp struggled to drive him out.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PANTING

breathing

adjectiverespiring
  • gasping
  • inhaling
  • panting
  • respiratory
  • wheezing

winded

adjectiveout of breath
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