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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of heave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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 the door closed behind the laundryman.

    Chapter 46

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

    Chapter 43

  • 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

  • Water! several times; and then again a sigh heaved from the heart of the sufferer.


  • As her hand was about to grasp the cup, Elaka heaved it forward, and the scalding liquid struck her in the face.


  • Angus, who had been quiet enough for the last ten minutes, meditating and watching, began to swear furiously, but Robert paid no more heed than if he had not heard him -- stood calm and grim at his head, with the clubbed sword heaved over his shoulder.

    Sir Gibbie

  • And then we kind of heaved a sigh of relief for a while, then in 2000, we published The Fashioning of Angels: Partnership As Spiritual Practice ...

    Interview with Stephen Larsen, author, THE FUNDAMENTALIST MIND


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