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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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Breathlessly orchestrated action sequences, including a spectacular opening aboard a C-130 Hercules transport plane, are mightily impressive.
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." The object, in fact, was a replica of the "Bat'leth" swords used by Klingon warriors on Star Trek.
I the students on the carpet directly in front of the enormous map and asked breathlessly, "So, who notices something different today?" The hand of my most witty, observant, and "fashion-forward" student shot straight in the air.
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.
"In this business, you need tomorrow's news yesterday," the company's web site says, almost breathlessly. VMS (www.vidmon.com), BurrellesLuce's partner, goes further, making available "crisis researchers" when a company needs closer monitoring of conventional and digital media.
When you walk down the halls of a major agency, some beaming account executive is bound to point to a near-teenager in jeans proclaiming breathlessly that this is "our new star." The exec will gush about the star's role in a buzzy new commercial that wound up on some dumb list of Top 10 Super Bowl ads.
The home page of Intelligence Here, this book's publisher, breathlessly describes some of what the reader will learn in this book: Tap every telephone, pager, computer, and fax in the world; collect surveillance from a narc; film your neighbors having sex in their illegal marijuana patch; see what the police are really saying about you; and so on.
Indeed, Kluver vehemently disagreed with what he rightly perceived as McLuhan's skepticism toward the transformations that Understanding Media and other essays so breathlessly described.
Quite a few foreigners of my acquaintance have breathlessly told me of a Japanese banquet at which fugu sashimi was served and how they bravely chanced their own demise to partake.
Fantastic illustrations and expressive language will undoubtedly enchant young children, as they breathlessly and expectantly accompany the small chicken on her triumphant adventure.
Suddenly the evening cranked up the gears as she breathlessly sang the opening lines from Nothing Compares 2 U.