breathless breathless  /b ˈrɛθ ləs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
  2. (adj) tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
  3. (adj) appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse

Usage(s):

  1. From their breathless accounts a satyr rises, mythic, Gargantuan, and fatally easy to parody.
  2. It's also one of the rare comedies that is enriched rather than exhausted at the end of a breathless two hours.
  3. Someone with the pen name Christina Kallilli, who describes herself as a high school sophomore from Boston, wrote this breathless fiction, and she wants the world to read it.

News

  1. Hill’s distr@ct act

    Did you hear the big news? Hillary’s on Twitter. Yep, she went live at noon Monday, making jokes about her hair and pantsuits and, according to one breathless report, “fueling speculation” that she’ll run for president by saying her future job is “TBD”— to be determined. Bill and...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Dissecting Belichick on Tebow

    Well, we were waiting to hear Bill Belichick’s thoughts about his new quarterback. On Tuesday morning, the Patriots coach took to the podium and was peppered with questions from a breathless media throng at the team facility.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MSN

  3. Some shrug at NSA snooping: Privacy's dead

    A series of revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs sparked outrage among many this week, including the expected groups like civil liberties activists and libertarians. But there seems to be a gap between the breathless anger unfolding online on news sites and Twitter, and other people who think it's just not that big a deal.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "This week, the presidential contest was a long-distance affair, with my opponent touring various continents and arriving yesterday in Paris," Mr. McCain said. "With all the breathless coverage from abroad, and with Senator Obama now...
    on Jul 26, 2008 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

  2. Not known for overstatement, Lugar called the joint declaration "almost breathless in its optimism and scope."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Richard Lugar Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I was breathless," Zumaya said. "I cried in front of 40,000 people. It's pretty weak, but I mean, I was in a lot of pain and I felt like I just had no one on my side. But when these people got up on their feet and started cheering, they knew...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Joel Zumaya Source: MLB.com

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