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  • v. Present participle of breathe in.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


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  • I took a deep lungful of air, breathing in the birch trees and sloebushes.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • She wedged her way to him, breathing in the commingled odors of chocolate martini and Paco Rabanne.

    Courting Trouble

  • I heaved a sigh of disappointment, then paused and took a deeper lungful of air, breathing in through my nose.

    Renegade's Magic

  • She was too busy being hugged and breathing in a pleasant, if peculiar, combination of Spray-Net and sweet basil.

    Courting Trouble

  • She could feel her mind going fuzzy around the edges as she greyed out, and clasped one hand over her nose and mouth to keep herself from breathing in water for as long as she could.

    The Warslayer

  • Page 73 live long like the eagle, because, far from contagions's contamination, she was breathing in the pure air of the mountains.

    " Eagle Clippings " by Jack Thorne, Newspaper Correspondent and Story Teller, A Collection of His Writings to Various Newspapers

  • Which was exactly where Nick wanted to be right now — in bed with Hebe, breathing in her perfume, touching her, caressing her, feeling her response to him as he buried himself deep in the engulfing warmth of her body.

    Pregnant by the Millionaire

  • Darted swiftly from bush to plowshare to midden to house, and plastered himself against the gray stone wall, breathing hard—and breathing in that delicious, savory aroma.

    Songs of Love & Death

  •  Unaffectedly she turned her face into it, breathing in the scent of male skin, unaware that above her Raschid's face tightened, a small muscle beating suddenly in his jaw, as he looked down at her passive body.

    Falcon's Prey

  • Mrs. Comstock held the cloth with rigid hands, while Pete could hear her breathing in short gusts.

    A Girl of the Limberlost


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