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SOB

shortness of breath.

SOB

abbreviation for short of breath.

SOB

Shortness of breath. See Dyspnea.

sob,

n a short, convulsive inspiration, attended by contraction of the diaphragm and spasmodic closure of the glottis.
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There we were, packed into a room surrounded by tattooed men in combat trousers and I'm afraid I was unable to stop myself from sobbing," Lane Fox said.
Take the broken woman sobbing in our kitchen: as the weeks went by, she shed some of her bitterness and despair, emerging as a woman who could work two jobs at once, shower affection on the dog, cook sweet things, and even laugh once in a while.
As her management huddled around her, gently trying to soothe her, she was rocking back and forth, sobbing 'why, why, why?
The single mum fell to the ground sobbing, saying: "This isn't just for me - it's for my daughter too.
That's the only explanation I can give you why a tearful Noel Sullivan could be found sobbing in public the other day.
Among those who missed the hearing was Juanita Leon, the defendant's mother, who collapsed, sobbing, in the courthouse hallway when she learned of her daughter's conviction.
As I was riding off, I remember looking back at Ricky still slumped and sobbing and knowing in my heart that I failed, completely and totally failed.
Householder Paul Morgan told Belfast Crown Court he answered a knock at his front door to find a petrified woman sobbing, "Let me in.
VANESSA Feltz this week on the collapse of Jan Leeming's fifth marriage: "The last thing men want is a clingy needy creature sobbing reproachfully as she delivers a list of the things she's sacrificed for them.
Raffi and Garo Kuredjian bore their brother's coffin from the church, sobbing while placing it in the silver-colored hearse waiting outside.