from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of gasp.
- n. The act by which one gasps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A convulsive effort of breathing.
- Convulsive; spasmodic, as violent breathing.
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Worn and mentally gasping from the experience, I greeted the other minds, and then made my report to the Many.
The crickets ceased from their sing-song chant, the wildfowl from their squabbling, and the raven croak broke midmost and died away in gasping silence.
And so, in gasping and bitter sweat, these sons of
Two hours ago, Pete had been pulled gasping from a tank of jelly.
It was only when I was on the second sachet and gleefully exhorting the recalcitrant bubbling cauldron to cleanse thyself, that the Gamekeeper ran in gasping and flung all the windows open.
The roan was unconscious, her breath coming in gasping snorts.
I collapsed there, gasping from the pain of walking on my ruined leg.
Ellyn rolled over to Purceon's side, her breath coming in short, gasping fits.
He found Mali kneeling beside Biar's body, talking to him in short gasping words that made no sense and were raw with pain.
Then Shari was talking, in short gasping bursts, half choking, half sobbing.