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  • n. Alternative form of lung power.


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  • They were helpless, but had like babies, enough lungpower to cry out and demand attention.

    The Republic Stops Here

  • Put frankly, you can simply overload the environment with enough words (and your lungpower, now measured in kilojoules per hour) that lesser souls would cave in to your demands.

    words had forked some lightning

  • It seems our neighbors aren't so lucky, because when you have an extreme emotion (either joy or Russian-novel-anguish) you are capable of lungpower that would have been the envy of ship captains during the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • It also requires a far broader range, a far better sense of pitch and much more lungpower than I can muster.

    Speaking of organs...

  • I'm not sure that it's affected my lungpower but I don't have the lungpower I did.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2002

  • She has probably heard a lot of Janis Joplin, with her juxtaposition of high, clear tenderness and rasping ferocity, and she has the lungpower and finesse to follow through, making each song a winding, wrenching emotional drama, full of ups and downs, dramatic pauses and explosive crescendos.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Further, by progressively changing your routine over time it ensures maximum fat loss with a "bulletproof" heart and "super-sized" lungpower.

  • "These misguided forms of exercise downsize your heart's output, shrink your lungpower, and encourage your body to make more fat," says Dr. Sears.


  • Dr. Sears wants people to get the right message? that aerobics and cardio are unhealthy activities which actually reduce your lungpower, one of the best predictors of longevity.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • However, we also enjoyed the opportunity to test our lungpower with a few tunes (alone, thank goodness -- Pierce Brosnan would make fun of us) via the Sing-Along feature.

    Big Picture Big Sound - Home Theater, HDTV, Movie Reviews


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