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suspire Line breaks: sus|pire
Pronunciation: /səˈspʌɪə/

Definition of suspire in English:

verb

[no object] literary
Breathe: we only live, only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'yearn after'): from Latin suspirare, from sub- 'from below' + spirare 'breathe'.

Derivatives

suspiration

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Pronunciation: /ˌsʌspɪˈrɛɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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.

Words that rhyme with suspire

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