American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Linguistics Voiceless.
- adj. Having breath of a specified kind. Often used in combination: sour-breathed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Endowed with breath; exercised.
- Out of breath.
- In philology, uttered with breath as distinguished from voice; surd or mute.
- In compounds, having that capacity for breathing indicated by the prefix; as, short-breathed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of breathe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having breath or breath as specified; usually used in combination.
- adj. uttered without voice.
- adj. uttered without voice
“But usually, thereâ€ ™ s a trick to itâ€ powder or liquid breathed from the mouth, or a chemical reagent to reacts with carbon dioxide.”
“Two years later, Martin breathed in the intoxicating scent of spice and metal.”
“Lily Tomlin breathed a little life into it, but she's critical of her contributions, saying: "I think there was something in the water then.”
“The air seemed a chilly balm, and the earth, after the heat of the day, now and again breathed soothingly against him.”
“The air seemed a chilly balm and the earth, after the heat of the day, now and again breathed soothfully against him.”
“There was not a word breathed against her reputation.”
“Silently all four girls rose and slipped away, with a word breathed into Mrs. Merryweather's ear, begging her to keep up the singing.”
“Meanwhile, in the thick darkness of the hall below, while Von Glauben and De Launay were groping their way to the door which was cautiously held open by Sholto, Lotys, moving with hesitating steps down the stairs, felt rather than saw a head turned back upon her, -- a flash of eyes in the darkness, and heard her name breathed softly:”
“I mean to prove that there need never be a word breathed against her, that she is anybody's equal, and that her private life is her own, and not the public's!”
“Fiend of the most damned treason," cried he, "vengeance is come!" and with an iron grasp, throwing the traitor into the midst of the faithful clan, they dragged him to the hearse of their chief, and there, on the skirts of its pall, the wretched villain breathed out his treacherous breath, under the strokes of a hundred swords.”
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