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  • v. Present participle of suspire.


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  • Only intermittently did the atmosphere so breathe -- for breathing it was, the suspiring of the languid, Hawaiian afternoon.


  • Weary in the suspiring night, he relates to me all he has learned from our fast - and slow - time forests.

    Time Streams

  • We are rightly in awe of the torsions in the poetry of Paul Celan and rightly enamoured of the suspiring voice in Samuel Beckett because these are evidence that art can rise to the occasion and somehow be the corollary of Celan's stricken destiny as Holocaust survivor and

    Nobel Lectures-Literature 1995

  • Only intermittently did the atmosphere so breathefor breathing it was, the suspiring of the languid, Hawaiian afternoon.

    The Bones of Kahekili

  • You've been suspiring and then you've wiped your forehead with your dirty hand, the way you say I mustn't.

    The Brimming Cup

  • Instead, she devoted herself with an unusual and devastating assiduity to the suspiring Leandre, that poor devil who could not successfully play the lover with her on the stage because of his longing to play it in reality.


  • Sweetens the stress of suspiring suspicion that sobs in the semblance and sound of a sigh;

    A Nonsense Anthology

  • Coffee steam rises in a stream, clouds the silver tea-service with mist, and twists up into the sunlight, revolved, involuted, suspiring higher and higher, fluting in a thin spiral up the high blue sky.

    Men, Women and Ghosts

  • All for a blond-haired youth suspiring many a singulf!

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • Given the romantic appeal and emptiness of such descriptions, along with our insatiable appetite for all things commodifiable, it's perhaps not suspiring that my generation, Gen Y, has taken up the tradition of Anzac Day with such fervor, wrapping ourselves in Australian flags and screaming at the footballers on field.



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