breathlessly breathlessly  /b ˈrɛθ ləs li/


  • (adv) in a breathless manner


  1. History was referenced by way of crisp video from Olympia, but no actor-Pheidippides stumbled breathlessly into the stadium to recreate ancient Marathon.
  2. The press has breathlessly reported on every perfunctory exchange the two have had.
  3. From the moment President Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon, the nation had breathlessly watched the space program get closer and closer to its goal.


  1. 'Before Midnight': This is what it means to be in love

    This is the romantic reality. When it is easy, it is easier than we imagined. It is holding hands and quick kisses and looks of longing. It is conversation that flows easily, breathlessly, without a moment of pause. It is laughter. But when it is not easy, when everything is not just the first time, the true reality of the complexities of a contemporary romance set in. This is the premise behind ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  2. Brian Dickerson: Counter-terrorists gone wild

    So how should patriotic Americans react to the disclosure that a 29-year-old government contractor is responsible for what London's Guardian newspaper breathlessly describes as 'the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history?'
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. 'End' a freakishly gross, shockingly funny end-of-days horror comedy

    "This is the End" makes for an absurd, fantastic end-of-days thriller stuffed with so many jaw-dropping scenes that you may not be able to chew food for a while. In this breathlessly inventive, freakishly gross and shockingly funny ensemble comedy, an all-star cast shows no vanity or shame in unleashing often vulgar sequences erupting with quick wit and precision-executed physical comedy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Herald


  1. "Believe me, I know how big a lift this has been," Obama said. "I see the polls. . . . I catch the occasional blog poster, cable clip that breathlessly declares what something means for a political party, without really talking about what it...
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Members of the Campaign for the Release of Gilad Shalit commented upon hearing the news: "We wait breathlessly to receive a first authentic sign of life from Gilad."
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Gilad Shalit Source: Israel News Agency

  3. Republicans "spent the day breathlessly assailing the New York Times as 'liberal,' ignoring the ethics lapses the team of reporters had uncovered," Dean writes, "The fact is, John McCain is facing legitimate questions about lobbyists, favors,...
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Howard Dean Source: Wall Street Journal

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repudiate repudiate
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