Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a stertorous manner.

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  • adverb With heavy breathing, as if snoring; in a stertorous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a noisy and stertorous manner

Etymologies

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From stertorous +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Some authors fill a novel with futuristic scenery and jargon and then strenuously, even stertorously, deny that it's science fiction.

    Embassytown by China Miéville – review

  • Propped up on pillows, he breathed stertorously, his face bluish black.

    Did Jack London Commit Suicide?

  • He breathed stertorously, at times grunting and moaning with the pain of his sleep.

    THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY

  • He breathed stertorously, and in his throat were the queer little gasping noises of one overwrought.

    CHAPTER 29

  • But what about at home, in bed, Evian on the nightstand and Wally the mini-dachshund snoring stertorously under the covers?

    Home Alone

  • But what about at home, in bed, Evian on the nightstand and Wally the mini-dachshund snoring stertorously under the covers?

    Home Alone

  • He told Stone that when he arrived at the London cottage he found the author doubled up in bed, unconscious, breathing stertorously, his face bluish black.

    Wolf Dying: Page II

  • Sohlberg the artist, responding like a chameleon to the various emotional complexions of life, began to breathe stertorously, to blanch, to lose control of himself.

    The Titan

  • The train now stamps heavily, breathes stertorously, as it climbs up and up.

    The Waves

  • From the window she could see the docks, the harbour, the tugs that brought cargoes in and out and puffed stertorously, shaking the very air with their efforts.

    Shallow Soil

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