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  • n. Plural form of lungful.


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  • I still believed that we weren't just going to walk into the water, to just walk into lungfuls of water.

    It Wasn't Me.

  • Somniloquies rise like the drowned their lungfuls of air ripple as indecipherable a vision translucent as halite in opaque huelessness the night of it meandering breath is the sea rote I float to the pupil wade the green iris shut in its eyelid these thoughts dream me and not I them how from out of silence clarities swim

    The Night Shore

  • The air is clean and damp; I breathe in great lungfuls of the lovely woodland mustiness, the warm earthiness that you find only here.

    Horse riding in Ashdown Forest

  • But it was enough for him to suck in two quick lungfuls of air to revive his strength.

    Gideon’s war

  • You can hear him drawing breath - tiny gasps during "Bloom," big gulpy lungfuls during "Morning Mr. Magpie" - but he exhales the same as ever: in a mumbly, monochromatic moan where the vowels are dramatic and the consonants are tough to make out.

    Album review: Radiohead, "The King of Limbs"

  • I gasped, drawing huge lungfuls of air through the material.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • She sucked in her breath and threw the trunk lid up and scrambled out, sucking in lungfuls of the clean, cool air until her nausea subsided.


  • The air is cold and clean, and I suck in lungfuls like a drowning man.

    White Cat

  • Taking several gulping lungfuls, I shook the salt burn out of my eyes, then turned and paddled back out into the surf.


  • Aya broke the surface gasping, sucking in welcome lungfuls of air.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet


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