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Definition of "suspire" []

  • To breathe: "And from that one intake of fire/All creatures still warmly suspire” ( Robert Frost). (verb-intransitive)
  • To sigh. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suspire" in a sentence
  • "The days are yawning in view of the years struggling to suspire"
  • "Each of the principals, seconded by his particular waiter, after carefully taking his opponent's range and bearings, will suspire and hit him in the eye."
  • "Marlow's tale was a powerful one: I could hear Mrs. Marlow suspire faintly, ever so faintly -- the troubled, small, soft sigh of a brave woman indefinably stricken."