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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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He said that the entire Nation was breathlessly waiting for the final verdict over 18th amendment, which should be forthcoming sooner.
In a constantly shifting, recurring circular formation, the men lunged, held each other aloft, and sank breathlessly into the floor.
The majesty of Moore's prose--both clever and breathlessly erotic--is matched by Gebbie's gorgeous paintings.
Chandler's narration is breathlessly suspenseful as he skillfully portrays the characters.
To dramatize the supposed urgency of the disarmament program, police raided a home in Gloucester and proudly brandished their trophy, a five-foot, crescent-shaped, two-handled artifact breathlessly referred to by the Sun as "a martial arts sword capable of beheading a man.
Conviction'' begins like so many other TV dramas: Newcomer wakes up with a stranger in bed, breathlessly scrambling to his new job, only to discover things aren't anything like what he'd envisioned.
The key lesson here that Walt brings home is that it is a bad mistake for American policy-makers to believe that foreign countries are waiting breathlessly and helplessly for American decisions.
Friedman breathlessly tells the tale of Rajesh, an Indian programmer who owns a computer gaming company.
Best are Foux du Fafa, which reduces French jazz to a classroom cliche and Bowie, which breathlessly traces his career in three minutes.
World-renowned newspapers breathlessly report that "one former skater in New York uses a Bottega Montana board as his coffee table.
A campaign to save the BBC radio station 6 Music was launched this week via Facebook, and news bulletins breathlessly reported that 18,000 people had signed up.
Got to get an ECHO," she jabbered breathlessly before slamming down the phone.