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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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The vicious assault on another young girl progresses handsomely, breathlessly, without hope.
Major operation patients who experienced long and painful waits for an overworked jurse to rush breathlessly into the room with a shot will remember.
Canny casting pulls in a young crowd; flashy productions send them out breathlessly excited.
You'll notice this if you watch BBC News as a variety of correspondents breathlessly tell us about President Obama's poll numbers in Peoria.
Working in 3D for the first time, director Barry Sonnenfeld imbues each breathlessly orchestrated scene with impish humour.
At his launch party, Sex And The City's Samantha (Kim Cattrall - another Brit) exclaimed breathlessly to everyone: "Piers - you have got the BIGGEST one I've EVER seen
The official website of the Dubai World Championship breathlessly describes this week's finale as "a dynamic sprint finish for the line.
This was reported breathlessly in the national press, unaware that, rather than being a bizarre coincidence, Tom was the outgoing chair of the Cambridge University Conservative Association and one of the party's most hotly-tipped young wannabes, and the whole thing was a set-up.
The major news organizations are under siege," he says breathlessly, "[t]hey've been replaced by an agenda-driven rabble of pseudo-journalists on the Web and on cable news networks.
The author is usually a hunky 22-year-old who breathlessly asserts that allowing your boyfriend to sleep with other guys is the ultimate form of trust.
In diary form, Mia breathlessly relates how she spends the Christmas holidays in Genovia with her demanding Grandmere.
The Temps breathlessly kept going for 70 minutes and after the interval, the Tops did a slightly shorter set featuring Bernadette and I Can't Help Myself.