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breathless

(1) Out of breath, due to exercise or other form of exertion.
(2) Holding one’s breath due to fear, anticipation or profound interest.
(3) Not breathing; dead.
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Fantastic illustrations and expressive language will undoubtedly enchant young children, as they breathlessly and expectantly accompany the small chicken on her triumphant adventure.
Breathlessly paced and featuring perhaps the finest heroic set pieces ever committed to celluloid (my personal favourite features a distracted Indiana Jones, a crowded market place and an ill-advised swordsman).
The painting is among the many illustrations in former court correspondent Valerie Garner's somewhat breathlessly written biography.
I was on a table with Beppe from EastEnders, Annabel Croft and Dr Jane Cook, who won the modern pentathlon at the Olympics and on Friday we are off to the English National Opera to see the Nutcracker, " he told me breathlessly on Wednesday from yet another engagement at Newbury Racecourse.
It can take an hour to breathlessly reach the valley floor, where rectangular glassless windows frame endless views: a monk passes unheard, but in his wake leaves a line of tin-can prayer wheels slowly turning.
During all of July, I breathlessly awaited the debut of the "new" CNN, which stood for Condit Nookie News.
Sure enough, as we stood in the little living room off the stage waiting, a photographer came rushing breathlessly in to join us--the official photographer of the Italian entourage, sent specially by my friend the security guard.
A new breakthrough in biotechnology, actual or only planned, is announced and breathlessly hyped in the media; pundits left and right respond with variations on the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it theme; libertarians blast those who would restrict progress in the name of authoritarian moralism and fear.
As I write this, America is breathlessly waiting to see who becomes the ultimate survivor on the CBS-TV show Survivor.
For example, when you breathlessly finish your second or third 50 meter interval your heart rate could be just about at your maximum.
The bad news: Families are hardly ever out there waiting breathlessly for your package.
But his excitement at seeing these refreshing vistas sent him trotting breathlessly through one stand after another.