verb[no object] literary
Breathe: we only live, only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire
- Example sentences
- With each rapid suspiration he gained more confidence.
- Also audible are occasional coughs and suspirations from both the ensemble and the audience.
- I have endeavoured to show that Shakespeare cooperated with this derision of forced love-sighs, writing certain of his sonnets in ridicule of their windy suspiration.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'yearn after'): from Latin suspirare, from sub- 'from below' + spirare 'breathe'.
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