Definition of Suspirations
1. suspiration [n] - See also: suspiration
Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspirations
Literary usage of Suspirations
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Gay, GULP. ». /. [from the verb.] As much, as can be swallowed at once. In deep suspirations we take more large ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1848)
"A specimen or two of his loyal suspirations may be as welcome as a hundred. " Hail, mighty Monarch I whose desert alone Would, without birth-right, ..."
3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"... those "windy suspirations of forced breath" which pass for oratory. I am, as you know, an old hand at this bellows, and so, prompted by Christopher ..."
4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1871)
"... querulous lines that played round the , corners of the mouth ; and she indulged in I frequent " suspirations of the breath. ..."