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Definition of Breathless


  1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.
  2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention.
  3. Dead; as, a breathless body.

Breathless Quotations

To see him there lifeless and breathless was very emotional for me. But I held myself together because I knew he's very much alive in his spirit, and that was just a shell. But I kissed him on his forehead, and I hugged him, and I touched him and I said, 'Michael, I'll never leave you. You'll never leave me.'
Jermaine Jackson

One of my favorite passages in 'Leaves of Grass,' that breathless, exuberant poem so rich and full of innocence and joy and generosity and compassion, is 'Mannahatta.'
Cathleen Schine

People are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film.

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Rupert Brooke

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard
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Breathless Translations

breathless in Dutch is ademloos, amechtig, buiten adem
breathless in German is atemlos
breathless in Spanish is jadeante
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