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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In geology, horizontally displaced by a fault: said of rock-masses or strata. Contrasted with thrown, or vertically displaced.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of heave.

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Examples

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman.

    Chapter 46

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when he had disposed of the last manuscript.

    Chapter 43

  • Her breasts heaved from the exertion, and he marked the pulsating of the shimmering cherry-colored silk with delight as he flung his glance around to the other two girls similarly breathing.

    CHAPTER III

  • After a delay of thirty-five seconds (during which, it is said, some observers prayed) the mountain heaved, shrouding itself in dust.

    The Wrath of Khan

  • After a delay of thirty-five seconds (during which, it is said, some observers prayed) the mountain heaved, shrouding itself in dust.

    The Wrath of Khan

  • Her breasts heaved from the exertion, and he marked the pulsating of the shimmering cherry-colored silk with delight as he flung his glance around to the other two girls similarly breathing.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when he had disposed of the last manuscript.

    Chapter 43

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman.

    Chapter 46

  • The tears gathered and fell, quietly, all through the process of dressing; and a sort of sob heaved from the child's breast now and then, without words and most involuntary.

    Melbourne House

  • With a sigh that seemed heaved from the very depth of his soul, he passed through the open door-way.

    The Scottish Chiefs

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