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gasp

[Old Norse geispa]
To catch the breath; to inhale and exhale with quick, difficult breaths; the act of gasping.
References in classic literature ?
"Miss Henderson's house," she gasped. He did not understand at first.
"For the land's sake!" gasped Marilla, hastening from the room.
The couple gasped as they caught sight of the huge animal just 50 yards away and Kate said, "This is amazing," while William added: "It's amazing to be this close."
-- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
BROADCASTING icon Gay Byrne thought he was going to die as he desperately gasped for air at his home last week.
Greater Awareness and Support for Parents Encountering Drugs (Gasped) provides information and support to relatives who often have nowhere to turn when family members become addicted to drugs.