American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To breathe: "And from that one intake of fire/All creatures still warmly suspire” ( Robert Frost).
- v. To sigh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fetch a long, deep breath: sigh.
- To breathe.
- To sigh or long for.
- n. A deep breath; a sigh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe.
- n. obsolete A long, deep breath; a sigh.
- v. heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
- v. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
- Old French suspirer (Modern soupirer), from Latin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English suspiren, to sigh, from Old French, from Latin suspīrāre : sub-, from below; see sub- + spīrāre, to breathe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The days are yawning in view of the years struggling to suspire”
“Each of the principals, seconded by his particular waiter, after carefully taking his opponent's range and bearings, will suspire and hit him in the eye.”
“Marlow's tale was a powerful one: I could hear Mrs. Marlow suspire faintly, ever so faintly -- the troubled, small, soft sigh of a brave woman indefinably stricken.”
“The elements we feel and see shift and drift and suspire”
“Between pulls he would suspire deeply, so as to get the full assistance of the Climate.”
“But times are bad!" he would suspire in moments of depression.”
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