short-breathed love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having short-breath, or quick respiration.
  • adj. Having short life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having short breath or hurried respiration; dyspnœic.


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  • And I listened, and grew fat and short-breathed, and in the long nights, unsleeping, worried that the men of the stranger tribe brought me meat for my wisdom and honour, but laughed at my fatness and undesire for the hunting and fighting.

    Chapter 21

  • There was a moment of panic, a short-breathed time when I wondered what I had done with the previous 10 years, but then I went to see Jarvis Cocker at the Roundhouse.

    'I have lived over half of my life'

  • But his short-breathed, clumsily phrased, interpretively blank and often pinched and strained singing makes his Don Jose a tough listen.

    CD review: Decca's 'Carmen,' featuring Andrea Bocelli

  • Binchois's songs are his most attractive compositions: typical features include the use of under-3rd cadences, rather short-breathed phrases, triple rhythm the only song in duple time is Seule esgaree, and the apparent repetition of material.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Nicolette, who had succeeded to Magnon, and that short-breathed and pursy

    Les Miserables

  • They would have persuaded me I was in purgatory, but I knew too well the pursy short-breathed voice of the


  • When the youngster rolled over on the floor and cried she put both hands under his arms and dragged him into a sitting posture, chattering with short-breathed volubility.

    The Mother of Felipe

  • For an instant it loomed our way, and I found myself silent, short-breathed, desperately hoping it wouldn't spot us.

    The Gates of Noon

  • "You hold it, boy …" A sort of greasy, short-breathed excitement got him by the balls when he realized the black kid wasn't going to stop and Tud said, "Hey, now, Billy Lee …" Billy Lee pulled the trigger, and a burst of nine-millimeter slugs went downrange, and the black kid tumbled ass over teakettle into the weeds.

    The Empress File

  • England's troubles have not yet endured above half the odd years of those reformers 'task; yet, good God! how short-breathed are men!

    The Sermons of John Owen


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