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1In a way that involves gasping for breath, typically due to exertion.‘breathlessly, we run faster and faster’‘she laughed breathlessly’
- ‘The first shot we get of the title character is his puffing breathlessly across a rooftop, face buggy-eyed.’
- ‘He caught up to Sue, who was in fainting fits, and put her on the bed, after which he breathlessly summoned the landlady and ran out for a doctor.’
- ‘One of the kids runs up to the group and announces breathlessly: "Mom is making rich, chocolately Ovaltine!"’
- ‘One evening, a boy ran into our kitchen, gabbling breathlessly that a tiger had entered the cowshed and killed a goat.’
- ‘I ran breathlessly through the tide of darkness swiftly rolling in, and slowly the stalker melted away.’
- ‘In salsa, women are spun breathlessly around their men, and in some moves lift their skirts in the air.’
- ‘The girl raced breathlessly away to reach her camp before the bell rang for "lights out."’
- ‘The artist danced animatedly, even breathlessly, to the lyrics of aggressive nationalism.’
- ‘It's not that there are fewer hours in the day; the problem is that so much of our time is spent racing around breathlessly.’
- ‘He told me that a doctor was needed and rushed me breathlessly back up the hill.’
- 1.1 In a way that is characterized by great excitement or suspense.‘we breathlessly await their new release’‘fan websites that are breathlessly updated’
- ‘She breathlessly tells her mother about the engagement.’
- ‘They are pitch perfect, carrying the audience breathlessly along on a wave of blackly comic repartee.’
- ‘The music is fluid, ethereal, and breathlessly beautiful from start to finish.’
- ‘The gaming world breathlessly awaited this hyped new shooter, and it was met with equal measures of annoyed howling and blessed rapture.’
- ‘The newspapers were full of articles breathlessly praising the entrepreneurial acumen of Britain's new high-tech millionaires.’
- ‘The crowd hung breathlessly on every lyric and got two encores out of her.’
- ‘She wisely chose the breathlessly excited guy in the audience to cater to, which made the whole shtick more entertaining.’
- ‘Fitzgerald seemed gentle, almost girlish, breathlessly embracing his charmed fictional world.’
- ‘Many are breathlessly waiting for next month's unemployment report and seeing how many manufacturing jobs there are in Ohio and Florida.’
- ‘It brings back memories of sitting mesmerized in front of the television, juice box in hand, waiting breathlessly to see what happened next.’
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