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gasp

[Old Norse geispa]
To catch the breath; to inhale and exhale with quick, difficult breaths; the act of gasping.
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Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble at an ice hockey game outside Moscow on Monday, drawing gasps and laughs after performing a ceremonial puck drop.
Not because of the breathtaking number of changes this latest overhaul brings to our tax code, although there is a dizzying amount of them; no, these gasps accompany our shock and disbelief that, in less than two months, congressional Republicans could introduce and enact a major tax overhaul affecting every American, add approximately $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years, and do so without a single congressional public hearing.
"Shocked audience members let out audible gasps. Luckily Jessie was fine and returned at the end of the show."
Witnesses claimed the England hero drew gasps when telling a black security guard: "If you weren't smiling, I wouldn't be able to see you."
Wood's jaw dropped, his chest expanded, and he let out a gasp. The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds.
People who witness an individual collapse suddenly and unexpectedly should perform uninterrupted chest compressions even if the patient gasps or breathes in an unusual way, according to research from the Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Centre.
Barack Obama caused gasps during the National Western Stock Show's annual banquet.
Last week, Scott Latham, a member of Cushman & Wakefield's Manhattan capital markets team, drew gasps during a REBNY luncheon at the Hilton Grand Ballroom when he said that rents could jump by as much as 50% in the next few months.
When something offends Caridad, she gasps "Imaginate!" and clutches at the invisible pearls around her neck.
What is revealing about the drug disclosures is our continued gasps of disbelief each time another name is mentioned in connection with a positive test.
Any pub, club or business failing to enforce the ban faces First Minister....last gasps a pounds 200 fine which could soar to pounds 2,500 if unpaid.
'we all have one'!!!, which elicited gasps from the audience and a standing ovation.