breathless
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. not breathing b. dead 2. a. panting or gasping for breath b. gripped with emotion <
breathless in anticipation
>
c. intense, gripping <
breathless eagerness
>
<
breathless prose
>
d. very rapid or strenuous <
go at a breathless pace
>
e. marked by intense or unremitting activity <
a breathless schedule
>
3. oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze • breathlessly adverbbreathlessness noun

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