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exhalation


She cleared her snorkel with a sharp exhalation.
  the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
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exhale exhalation exhaled exhaling exhales exhalations
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "ation" converts the verb exhale to a noun.
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  • She cleared her snorkel with a sharp exhalation.
  • Sometimes she murmurs with each exhalation as she sleeps.
  • the inhalation and exhalation of respiration
  • Mr Pancks took another long inhalation, another long exhalation, another long sagacious look at Clennam.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit

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  • He drew the first whiff of smoke deep into his lungs and expelled it in a long and lingering exhalation.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • A strand of hair has fallen onto her face and it gets sucked into her mouth and back out again with each inhalation and exhalation.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • ...and then a sudden exhalation of animal breath made us both jump.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Tierney looks almost disgusted by the waste and we get treated to another exasperated exhalation.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • He smelled the heavy musk-like perfume mingled with blood and the gummed exhalation of the animal’s breath,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The great tents filled like bellows. They softly issued forth exhalations of air that smelled like ancient yellow beasts.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes

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  • She let her breath out in a slow exhalation.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • She drew in a deep lungful of breath, held it, allowing her body to warm it, and then breathed out in a long, slow exhalation.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • She had not yet woken him and his soft, whistling exhalations blended with winter birdsong that came from somewhere beyond the lawn.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Steve repositioned himself to push on the wrench with his full body and applied steady pressure with a grunt of exhalation.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The beast hardly reacted at all, just shivered and twitched, emitting a slow, liquid sigh, the exhalation of huge and infected lungs.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • "There was no note," Mrs. Harris says, and I swear I can hear something go around the room: a tiny exhalation.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The sky turned a red the color of blood, and the cry went on, fading now, a gasping exhalation of sorrow as if the universe were weeping.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Hassan’s long and slow exhalation broke into a whisper.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • As he watched the screen, and sometimes Mae’s fingers on the keyboard, his chin got ever-closer to her shoulder, his breath light but audible, his smell, a simple one of soap and banana shampoo, coming to her on the winds of his tiny exhalations.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But I thought now she was very near it, her breathing steady and rhythmical, and it seemed with each pass of my hand through her hair her exhalations grew longer and lighter.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • There is only the stilling of the trembling flesh and the slow exhalation of his last breath.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Again those quick, pursed exhalations.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The whole room smells like a wet exhalation, skin and tongues and warm milk.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • His head lay heavy on my thigh and his breathing eased at last in drowsy exhalations.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Though the exhibition was moderately crowded, still it had the sedate, meandering feel of a backwater, a certain vacuum-sealed calm: long sighs and extravagant exhalations like a room full of students taking a test.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • More like multiple exhalations that form words.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • And you must try to get your inhalation and exhalation lines reconnected.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Clary made a little noise, a pained exhalation of breath, but Magnus went on remorselessly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Long after she fell asleep, I lay awake in the next room, listening to her peaceful exhalations.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Over the thunder of hovercars and crackle of burning buildings and sounds of battle, the Special somehow heard her soft exhalation.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • This deathly exhalation from the shell-holes seems to be a mixture of chloroform and putrefaction, and fills us with nausea and retching.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Then, from somewhere very near, they heard a soft snorting exhalation, hardly louder than the wind.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • More exhalation pressure for the fire stream.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • She blinks those outrageously long lashes and sighs, a great whooshing exhalation that rattles all through her trunk.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He was smoking a cigarette, and from the evenness of his exhalations Nye deduced that he was still a "virgin"-that is, still uninformed about the real purpose of the interview.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • They are not exhalations like our daily colloquies and vaporous breath.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The exhalations, whizzing in the air Give so much light that I may read by them.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • From the woods, a little further to the south, rose numerous dark and lurid smokes, that were easily to be distinguished from the purer exhalations of the springs, and which the scout also showed to Heyward, as evidences that the enemy lay in force in that direction.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • When it was opened by the giant, the chest gave off a glacial exhalation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He could be off the juice for twenty years and still when he came home at night and she embraced him at the door, he would see/ sense that little flare of her nostrils as she tried to divine scotch or gin fumes riding the outbound train of his exhalation.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • But Jessica’s attention was focused on the revelation of the Water of Life, seeing its source: the liquid exhalation of a dying sandworm, a maker.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Catching up the light, they made the best of their way home, at a good round trot; and long after their dusky forms had ceased to be discernible, the light might have been seen twinkling and dancing in the distance, like some exhalation of the damp and gloomy atmosphere through which it was swiftly borne.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Another loud exhalation from Scarlett.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • But the under surfaces of the huge masses of agitated vapor, as well as all terrestrial objects immediately around us, were glowing in the unnatural light of a faintly luminous and distinctly visible gaseous exhalation which hung about and enshrouded the mansion.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • But one thing thou wilt not deny, Sancho; when thou camest close to her didst thou not perceive a Sabaean odour, an aromatic fragrance, a, I know not what, delicious, that I cannot find a name for; I mean a redolence, an exhalation, as if thou wert in the shop of some dainty glover?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But in my case, since I face considerable pressures at the bottom of the sea, I needed to enclose my head in a copper sphere, like those found on standard diving suits, and the two hoses for inhalation and exhalation now feed to that sphere.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Paler indeed than the moon ailing in some slow eclipse was the light of it now, wavering and blowing like a noisome exhalation of decay, a corpse-light, a light that illuminated nothing.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Now a little, now more, a great roar began, an exhalation of breath that swelled to a rumble of voices and then to the howling and clapping and stomping of men gone mad on art.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • She gave a long exhalation.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The quick light shower had drawn off, tarrying in clusters of diamonds among the shrubs of the quadrangle where an exhalation was breathed forth by the blackened earth.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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