suspiration


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suspiration

(sŭs″pĭr-ā′shŭn) [L. suspiratio]
A sigh or the act of sighing.
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So one would not expect sonnets, sestinas, odes or limericks from her, save in the spirit of verbal mischief; nor would one read her for evocations of childhood lost and innocence vanished, love thwarted of fulfilled, hopeless passion or settled melancholy, daffodils at eventide, white swans in black waters, or laments and ornamental suspirations of the ordinary metrical sort.