short-winded


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short-winded

(shôrt′wĭn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Breathing with quick labored breaths.
2. Likely to have difficulty in breathing, especially from exertion.
3. Brief and succinct.
4. Choppy; disconnected.
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In those early days, the more extended essays in the magazine tended toward the tentative and short-winded, the first steps, it seemed, in taking the measure of an art world seen from an unaccustomed West Coast vantage point.
A noted early 20th century state judicial reformer, New Jersey Chief Justice Arthur Vanderbilt, pointed out that judicial reform is not a sport for the short-winded.
Slighted by many experts as too ill-bred, too short-winded or just plain too slow to win the Kentucky Derby, Harlan's Holiday and Came Home can change a lot of minds by coming through today at Churchill Downs in the 128th running of the race by which history judges young racehorses.
I recognize that pursuing professionalism is no sport for the short-winded.
So it was that, at age 60, King Shabaka, short-winded and feeling cheated, lived alongside but not exactly with his Queen, who - if the truth be told - often asked Allah to sneeze her into the afterworld where her faith and loving kindness would be better appreciated.
Glass's opera is short, and, given its epic subject, short-winded.
It is not surprising if trainers with large strings, owners with business interests, and jockeys with busy schedules can be difficult to contact and short-winded in reply, but that is not the major determining factor.
The same question is valid whether running black bear in the western states where it is still allowed or, in rarer instances, the odd behemoth mountain lion (typically a short-winded beast) pursued across rugged terrain or deep snow.