breathtaking

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inspiring or exciting.
  • adjective Astonishing; astounding.

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  • adjective stunningly beautiful; amazing
  • adjective Very surprising or shocking; to such a degree as to cause astonishment.

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  • adjective tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

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Examples

  • On the series Valentine can be seen visiting Llangennith Beach on the Gower and Llansteffan Beach, south of Carmarthen, both of which he describes as "breathtaking".

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  • Instead, the eccentric hip-hop legend settled for taking in what he called the breathtaking views of a location he always dreamed of seeing.

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  • Obama has engaged in breathtaking demogoguery of the insurance companies.

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  • Most of all, the book traces in breathtaking detail FDR’s revolutionary efforts with his New Deal legislation to transform the American political economy in order to save it, his forcefuland cageyleadership before and during World War II, and his lasting legacy in creating the foundations of the postwar international order.

    Traitor to His Class by H.W. Brands: Book summary

  • You can wonder and doubt whether or not that the world of books and papers that contain breathtaking physical ideas and mathematical beauty can really hold a candle to the world of a social life and deep interpersonal connection.

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  • You can wonder and doubt whether or not that the world of books and papers that contain breathtaking physical ideas and mathematical beauty can really hold a candle to the world of a social life and deep interpersonal connection.

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  • i have read your posts on this site and i can only say that your breathtaking is stupid. please stop at once.

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  • In the recent retrospective of Nan Kempner’s wardrobe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the late socialite’s closet was re-created in breathtaking detail — all 354 jackets and 362 sweaters — but her surprisingly undistinguished collection of handbags was relegated to a high shelf and mostly hidden.

    Carried Away

  • In the recent retrospective of Nan Kempner’s wardrobe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the late socialite’s closet was re-created in breathtaking detail — all 354 jackets and 362 sweaters — but her surprisingly undistinguished collection of handbags was relegated to a high shelf and mostly hidden.

    Carried Away

  • In ruling that intelligent design had no business being taught in public school science classes, Judge Jones referred to the "breathtaking inanity" of the Dover Area School Board.

    Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.: The 'Breathtaking Inanity' Of Rick Santorum And Michele Bachmann

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