BREATHLESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BREATHLESS
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breathless
 a.  out of breath; breathing with difficulty, as from tension
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  Her mind stood still as if paralyzed for a long, breathless instant, and then raced forward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  He paused, breathless, as he came up to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  The sight of so much hurrying made Scarlett, fresh from rural leisure and quiet, almost breathless, but she liked it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  She was stout, pink-cheeked and silver-haired and always a little breathless from too tightly laced stays.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She waited a moment, breathless for him to continue, a-tiptoe to hear him say the magic three words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She was breathless with surprise at his last words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  Autumn with its dusty, breathless heat was slipping in to choke the suddenly quiet town, adding its dry, panting weight to tired, anxious hearts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  When she reached Wesley Chapel, she was breathless and dizzy and sick at her stomach.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Now, as she looked at Rhett, she felt the same way she had felt then, breathless, stunned, nauseated.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  His hands were on her shoulders so tightly that they hurt and she stopped, breathless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  The blush was not difficult for she was breathless and her heart was beating like a drum.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  But, of course, she could do more with Frank in this sequestered alcove than in a breathless reel and she could listen fascinated to his talk and encourage him to greater flights of foolishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  She married Frank Kennedy two weeks later after a whirlwind courtship which she blushingly told him left her too breathless to oppose his ardor any longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  "Will wasn't bothered about her miscarrying," said Grandma, a little breathless as she labored across the front yard toward the steps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  Suddenly she felt sixteen again and happy, a little breathless and excited.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
Example Sentence:
1  He forged ahead, panting and breathless.
2  He arrived breathless at the top of the stairs.
3  As you listen, you notice how every single word is imbued with a breathless sense of wonder.
4  I was a little breathless and my heartbeat was bumpy and fast.
5  The long climb left Jan feeling breathless.
6  The dance left her feeling breathless and weak.
7  She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill.
8  China joined the world in breathless coverage of the Chilean mine rescue, but when a gas blast killed 21 Chinese miners, the national TV news didn't say a word.