breathtaking breathtaking  /b ˈrɛθ ˌteɪ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

Usage(s):

  1. He derided the school boards decision as breathtaking inanity and said the resulting legal maelstrom was an utter waste of monetary and personal resources.
  2. He is not a perfect candidate, but once again proved that he can, in the face of daunting expectations, deliver a simply breathtaking speech at an absolutely pivotal moment.
  3. The new view was breathtaking.

News

  1. NASCAR: David Ragan logs long hours behind different wheel

    There have been many breathtaking sights for David Ragan on a three-day odyssey of nearly 3,000 miles across America. The Gateway Arch. The Bonneville Salt Flats. The Rocky Mountains.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Singapore to Indonesia: No smoking, please!

    Cloudy skies in Jakarta were no match for the breathtaking haze that hit Singapore on Thursday as air-pollution levels rose to record highs and sparked a war of words between diplomats in both countries over who should shoulder the blame.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. Armed Forces Discount at The Retreat In Laguna Beach, California

    U.S. Military discount packages from The Retreat In Laguna Beach, California offers military personnel a private villa with breathtaking ocean views, at an affordable price. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10852815.htm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "This is a marked departure from the past, truly breathtaking, and should send a chill through all Americans who believe in free enterprise," GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said of Obama's actions.
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Bob Corker Source: Boston Globe

  2. The scam was motivated by "breathtaking, bold and unapologetic greed" and involved more than 80 properties, mostly aging row houses in the city's Kensington neighborhood, Abraham said.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Lynne Abraham Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I've had people tell me that when you come out onto the field, it's breathtaking," Zook said. "That's something we have to handle. The guys asked me what to expect and I told them, I've never been here either.' I want them to appreciate it...
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Ron Zook Source: SportingNews.com

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