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Definition of "suspiration" [sus•pi•ra•tion]

  • The act of breathing, not necessarily for a sustained period (compare respiration, which is sustained) (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "suspiration" in a sentence
  • ""Yes," said the first lady, with the same kind of suspiration, "I know what you mean."
  • "I once went to a quiz where they asked which team was currently bottom of the Football League, and there was a rustling suspiration through the room as every single human leaned in and scribbled on their pads while I, who'd been invited along purely for my supposedly up-to-the-minute sporting knowledge, looked on like a startled haddock."
  • "Prelude, "Ah, there is a blessing in the gentle breeze," which is closer in spirit — and suspiration — to the Faustian "ach" in Kittler's epoch of the organic muse."