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  • noun Plural form of huffing.


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  • The Bush Regime with its comic huffings and puffings is unaware that it has made itself the laughing stock of the world, a comedy version of the Third Reich.

    American Insouciance 2008

  • The grumblings in Becker's mustache and beard turned to pleased and slightly embarrassed huffings.

    Acorna's Rebels McCaffrey, Anne 2003

  • The sounds were all about, snarls and growls and huffings, slicing through the haze, out of the shadows.

    The Elf Queen of Shannara Brooks, Terry 1992

  • Sounds darted out of the haze to challenge and tease-the shrill call of night birds, the click of insects, scrapes and rustlings, huffings and snarls.

    The Elf Queen of Shannara Brooks, Terry 1992

  • On coming down into the kitchen to discuss his fried eggs and bacon he saw at once that Mrs. Bubb was seriously perturbed; with huffings and cuffings -- a most unusual thing -- she had just despatched her children to school, and was now in conflict with

    The Town Traveller George Gissing 1880

  • She claims to prefer this voice, for all its flatness and occasional glitchiness, to the conventional huffings and puffings of some great Narrator.

    NYT > Home Page By JAMES PARKER 2011


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