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  • Her exhalations sounded ever so slightly easier than they had that afternoon.†   (source)
  • I realized I was groaning with each exhalation.†   (source)
  • After an extended exhalation, the barber removed the blade from the Count's throat, accepted the missive, and—as the bellhop disappeared down the hall—slit the envelope open with his razor.†   (source)
  • Over the thunder of hovercars and crackle of burning buildings and sounds of battle, the Special somehow heard her soft exhalation.†   (source)
  • Their remains, suffered to decay by piecemeal, filled the air with deadly exhalations, and added tenfold to the devastation.†   (source)
  • Again those quick, pursed exhalations.†   (source)
  • Might there not be a single overlooked drawer, unopened for twenty-two years, that would breathe forth a single, fleeting exhalation?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She had not yet woken him and his soft, whistling exhalations blended with winter birdsong that came from somewhere beyond the lawn.†   (source)
  • The whole room smells like a wet exhalation, skin and tongues and warm milk.†   (source)
  • More like multiple exhalations that form words.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • More exhalation pressure for the fire stream.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The UV-positive microspores were almost hanging in the air by now-I could almost follow the trail of exhalations he had left.†   (source)
  • Nothing can escape—not the person's breath exhalations, evaporating sweat, body fluids, nothing.†   (source)
  • Water splashes his body, and an exhalation of steam passes over his face.†   (source)
  • But he also managed a tired smile, which was encouraging, and when she opened her fist to reveal what was inside, as she had once before done on her rooftop a brief lifetime ago, and he saw the weed, he started to laugh, almost soundlessly, a gentle rumble, and he said, his voice uncoiling like a slow, languid exhalation of marijuana-scented smoke, "Fantastic."†   (source)
  • And you must try to get your inhalation and exhalation lines reconnected.†   (source)
  • At the Player's Club, sips of cognac and exhalations of smoke had filled that last difficult pause.†   (source)
  • Putin tried to shout, to say something, but his mouth flapped open and shut without a sound except for the exhalation of his last lungful of air.†   (source)
  • Clary made a little noise, a pained exhalation of breath, but Magnus went on remorselessly.†   (source)
  • When it was opened by the giant, the chest gave off a glacial exhalation.†   (source)
  • I heard a deep sigh and exhalation of breath from the direction of Jason Stevens.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Not crying sniffing, but sniffing like dogs as if you could smell everyone's fear, everyone's sour sweat, the smell of our exhalation, the lunch, the bile, the illness in every-one all breathing out and filtered back in.†   (source)
  • "Morning Harry Rex," Jake said as his friend collapsed in a chair and worked on his heavy breathing, each gasp a bit softer, each exhalation delaying cardiac arrest.†   (source)
  • With every exhalation he gave off that sweet emanation—it even had a color: red.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A slow exhalation I won't.†   (source)
  • Tom exhales long and hard, his voice traveling swiftly under the exhalation.†   (source)
  • Another loud exhalation from Scarlett.†   (source)
  • With a strained exhalation, Mother restated her justification, placing a further emphasis on "It" and "David," as if they were two separate entities.†   (source)
  • She blinks those outrageously long lashes and sighs, a great whooshing exhalation that rattles all through her trunk.†   (source)
  • It must be taken," the dragon finished with a smoky exhalation, "to the Cartographer of Lost Places."†   (source)
  • It isn't until we've pulled away that Luke gives a mighty exhalation and says, "Thanks for that.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There is only the stilling of the trembling flesh and the slow exhalation of his last breath.†   (source)
  • She gave a long exhalation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Their writings gave American literature a new style, scorning the constrictions of conventional writing—in Kerouac's words, an "undisturbed flow from the mind of personal secret idea-words, blowing (as per jazz musician)...limitless blow-on-subject seas of thought, swimming in sea of English with no discipline other than rhythms of rhetorical exhalation.†   (source)
  • Then, as the ranks grew still, they stared ahead, listening to the occasional exhalations of steam and watching a curtain of light envelop the mountain range ahead of them.†   (source)
  • Each stuttering inhalation was a struggle, and each hot exhalation burst from him with an explosive wheeze.†   (source)
  • Here Franny made the mistake of giving a little exhalation of impatience—she had just inhaled cigarette smoke.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • ALICE No. RICH The opinion of Aristotle is that mists are an exhalation of the earth whereas clouds NORFOLK He stooped five hundred feet!†   (source)
  • Perhaps hastening the return to dust, they poured forth their scent as in a choir and, steeping everything in their exhalation, seemed to take over the function of the Office of the Dead.†   (source)
  • Green arched ferns, like great exhalations, spread from the stands.†   (source)
  • Under the door-sill, a slow, probing sniff, an exhalation of electric steam.   (source)
    exhalation = air breathed out
  • She let her breath out in a slow exhalation.   (source)
    exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs
  • The exhalation came again.   (source)
  • He saw Faber stop up his own breath for fear of drawing that ghost into his own body, perhaps, being contaminated with the phantom exhalations and odors of a running man.   (source)
    exhalations = air breathed out
  • The beast hardly reacted at all, just shivered and twitched, emitting a slow, liquid sigh, the exhalation of huge and infected lungs.   (source)
    exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs
  • The great tents filled like bellows. They softly issued forth exhalations of air that smelled like ancient yellow beasts.   (source)
    exhalations = breaths of air
  • Gennaro gave a long exhalation.†   (source)
  • She sat down on the couch, her every exhalation a mix of whimper and scream.†   (source)
  • He thought he would feel breath being drawn, but instead there was a single long exhalation.†   (source)
  • Hassan's long and slow exhalation broke into a whisper.†   (source)
  • "Father," said Magnus, and the word was an exhalation of sorrow.†   (source)
  • At dusk through her tears she saw the swift and luminous disks that crossed the sky like an exhalation and she thought that it was a signal of death.†   (source)
  • It was the same way they were looking at the dog while he circled and snapped and spit; and then a mass exhalation of relief when the third bullet finally took him down and he stopped twitching.†   (source)
  • He pulled the stopper from a dark amber bottle of liquid and immediately felt its silvery exhalation in his own nostrils.†   (source)
  • From behind him, Uncle Enzo hears a brief scream that suddenly turns into a sharp gaseous exhalation.†   (source)
  • Specifically, that liquid exhalation of a sandworm (see Shai-hulud) produced at the moment of its death from drowning which is changed within the body of a Reverend Mother to become the narcotic used in the sietch tau orgy.†   (source)
  • When the pounding in his head was too much to bear, he allowed himself an exhalation so measured he thought he might suffocate.†   (source)
  • He stood on the porch, his ragged exhalation matching hers, until at last he remembered what he'd wanted to say.†   (source)
  • The windows had been propped open on sticks and a night breeze, hot as an animal exhalation, ruffled the gingham curtains.†   (source)
  • He couldn't separate it from the image of his father lying on the kennel floor, mouth agape, and that final exhalation Edgar had pressed from his body.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "There was no note," Mrs. Harris says, and I swear I can hear something go around the room: a tiny exhalation.†   (source)
  • There's a mass exhalation, a collective sigh of coats rustling and chairs scraping against the linoleum.†   (source)
  • She tries to expel her stale breath but cannot, cannot, until— —with an exhalation as loud as a shout, she finds herself in the meadow, still in her seat, stunned into immobility, 21-21 beside her.†   (source)
  • The dogs' exhalations plumed whitely over their heads as they came down the field.†   (source)
  • It's not just chatter, or even conversation, but almost a melody of words and exhalations.†   (source)
  • During the night, our fetid exhalations had condensed on the tent fabric to form a fragile, interior sheath of hoarfrost; as I sat up and began rooting around in the dark for my clothing, it was impossible not to brush against the low nylon walls, and every time I did so it instigated a blizzard inside the tent, covering everything with ice crystals.†   (source)
  • He could hear tree limbs succumbing to the wind, great exhalations as their trunks fell on streets and roofs.†   (source)
  • The scalding sun made it hard to move, but I knew the beautiful, if morbid, truth: heat made death reek, and Grovepoint Acres smelled like nothing except cooked air and car exhaust—our cumulative exhalations held close to the surface by the humidity.†   (source)
  • He was in his home in New Orleans and beside him he could hear his wife Kathy breathing, her exhalations not unlike the shushing of water against the hull of a wooden boat.†   (source)
  • He turned, hit shingles, fell skidding down the inclined ancient roof, over down to rim, to rainspout where, feet first, he spilled into further emptiness, yelling, clawed at the rain gutter, held, felt it groan, give way, as he swept the sky to see the balloon whistling, wrinkling, flying up like a wounded beast to evacuate its terrified exhalations in the clouds; a gunshot mammoth, not wanting to expire, yet in terrible flux coughing out its stinking winds.†   (source)
  • The dust was in windings, the roads in their own shapes in the air, the exhalations of where the people all had come from.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, her lips parted slightly and gave a short exhalation, like a sigh or suppressed moan.†   (source)
  • AMANDA [a long-drawn exhalation]: Ohhhh ...Is it a serious romance, Mr. O'Connor?†   (source)
  • Through all this tirade ran the high quivering exhalation of physical pain—actual and undeniable.†   (source)
  • Henry looks at the pistol; now he is not only panting, he is trembling when he speaks now his voice is not even the exhalation, it is the suffused and suffocating in breath itself.†   (source)
  • This deathly exhalation from the shell-holes seems to be a mixture of chloroform and putrefaction, and fills us with nausea and retching.†   (source)
  • Then he would know; he could feel the other entering the house, and he would let his held breath go quiet and easy, a profound exhalation, his heart quiet too) in the garden while he walked with Judith and talked to her, gallant and elegant and automatic (and Judith thinking about that like she thought about that first kiss back in the summer: So that's it.†   (source)
  • Mr. Percy Poindexter was not in Savannah now, and scarcely in this world, for after the exhalation of each breath you waited and waited for that delicate little contraption of matchwood and transparent parchment and filigree of blue veins to gather strength enough for one more effort.†   (source)
  • I'd be lying there in the hole in the middle of my bed where the springs had given down with the weight of wayfaring humanity, lying there on my back with my clothes on and looking up at the ceiling and watching the cigarette smoke flow up slow and splash against the ceiling like the upside-down slow-motion moving picture of the ghost of a waterfall or like the pale uncertain spirit rising up out of your mouth on the last exhalation, the way the Egyptians figured it, to leave the horizontal tenement of clay in its ill-fitting pants and vest.†   (source)
  • The light in her companion's eyes turned into a smile, and he gave a long exhalation of joy.†   (source)
  • Its exhalation tracks and follows
    The deepest gorges, faint and wan.†   (source)
  • It carries in its bosom all the energies of the past, yet is itself an exhalation of the morning.†   (source)
  • It was furtive, lascivious, sordid—nourishment sucked in and excreted, an exhalation of carbon dioxide and other foul impurities of a mysterious origin and nature.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Above the mass of sleepers a faint and patient sigh at times floated, the exhalation of a troubled dream; and short metallic clangs bursting out suddenly in the depths of the ship, the harsh scrape of a shovel, the violent slam of a furnace-door, exploded brutally, as if the men handling the mysterious things below had their breasts full of fierce anger: while the slim high hull of the steamer went on evenly ahead, without a sway of her bare masts, cleaving continuously the great calm of the waters under the inaccessible serenity of the sky.†   (source)
  • But the nightshade of his friend's listlessness seemed to be diffusing in the air around him a tenuous and deadly exhalation and He found himself glancing from one casual word to another on his right or left in stolid wonder that they had been so silently emptied of instantaneous sense until every mean shop legend bound his mind like the words of a spell and his soul shrivelled up sighing with age as he walked on in a lane among heaps of dead language.†   (source)
  • Let me take in the exhalation of your pores and brush the down—oh, my human image made of water and protein, destined for the contours of the grave, let me perish, my lips against yours!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Mr. Coggan poured the liquor with unstinted liberality at the suffering Cain's circular mouth; half of it running down the side of the flagon, and half of what reached his mouth running down outside his throat, and half of what ran in going the wrong way, and being coughed and sneezed around the persons of the gathered reapers in the form of a cider fog, which for a moment hung in the sunny air like a small exhalation.†   (source)
  • This was an exhalation from the Rue des Charrettes, full of large black warehouses where they made casks.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Mr Pancks took another long inhalation, another long exhalation, another long sagacious look at Clennam.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • An exhalation escaped from this embalmed love, that, penetrating through everything, perfumed with tenderness the immaculate atmosphere in which she longed to live.†   (source)
  • At some turns of the road, a pale flare on the horizon, like an exhalation from the ruin-sown land, showed that the city was yet far off; but this poor relief was rare and short-lived.†   (source)
  • He saw the woman's hair blown gently by the blubbered exhalations of his brother's foul breath.†   (source)
  • He sprawled upon them, moaning in long quivering exhalations.†   (source)
  • His father was moaning softly with long quivering exhalations of breath, and he had one hand clasped over his pain.†   (source)
  • Just outside the windows the flat veranda roof was still warm from its daytime exhalations of tarcalked tin.†   (source)
  • Gant moaned in lengthy exhalations.†   (source)
  • The least sensitive nose must be driven away in horror from such stale exhalations.†   (source)
  • They are not exhalations like our daily colloquies and vaporous breath.†   (source)
  • One hardly needs much knowledge of art, I should say, to do that; though, surely, even without any particularly refined sense of smell, one would not deliberately choose to spend a holiday in the latrines, so as to be within range of their fragrant exhalations.†   (source)
  • to the hostelry of whose name and sign they are the duplicate presentments, looked—or seemed, in the eyes of jaded and footsore passers-by, to look—more vicious than usual, after blistering and scorching in the sun, when, in one of the inn's smallest sitting-rooms, through whose open window there rose, in a palpable steam, wholesome exhalations from reeking coach-horses, the usual furniture of a tea-table was displayed in neat and inviting order, flanked by large joints of roast and boiled, a tongue, a pigeon pie, a cold fowl, a tankard of ale, and other little matters of the like kind, which, in degenerate towns and cities, are generally understood to belong more particularly to soli†   (source)
  • The air now became intolerably hot, and was loaded with spiral exhalations similar to those arising from heat iron.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From lilac and rose, and lily and tulip, from oleander and strawberry-tree, all old friends in the gardens of the valleys about the city of David, the air, lingering or in haste, loaded itself with exhalations day and night; and that nothing might be wanting to the happiness of the nymphs and naiads, down through the flower-lighted shadows of the mass a brook went its course gently, and by many winding ways.†   (source)
  • Night was already closing in; oppressive exhalations seemed to proceed from the plants and steal upward past the open window; and Giovanni, closing the lattice, went to his couch and dreamed of a rich flower and beautiful girl.†   (source)
  • Drops of sweat oozed from her bluish face, that seemed as if rigid in the exhalations of a metallic vapour.†   (source)
  • He wheezed, the faint exhalation that was all his broken ribs would permit in the way of laughter.†   (source)
  • The Crusaders' streams of shadowy midnight troops sped with the sunrise,
    Amadis, Tancred, utterly gone, Charlemagne, Roland, Oliver gone,
    Palmerin, ogre, departed, vanish'd the turrets that Usk from its
    waters reflected,
    Arthur vanish'd with all his knights, Merlin and Lancelot and
    Galahad, all gone, dissolv'd utterly like an exhalation;
    Pass'd!†   (source)
  • I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Mean while the south-wind rose, and, with black wings
    Wide-hovering, all the clouds together drove
    From under Heaven; the hills to their supply
    Vapour, and exhalation dusk and moist,
    Sent up amain; and now the thickened sky
    Like a dark ceiling stood; down rushed the rain
    Impetuous; and continued, till the earth
    No more was seen: the floating vessel swum
    Uplifted, and secure with beaked prow
    Rode tilting o'er the waves; all dwellings else
    Flood overwhelmed, and them with all their pomp
    Deep unde†   (source)
  • These changes in the Heavens, though slow, produced
    Like change on sea and land; sideral blast,
    Vapour, and mist, and exhalation hot,
    Corrupt and pestilent: Now from the north
    Of Norumbega, and the Samoed shore,
    Bursting their brazen dungeon, armed with ice,
    And snow, and hail, and stormy gust and flaw,
    Boreas, and Caecias, and Argestes loud,
    And Thrascias, rend the woods, and seas upturn;
    With adverse blast upturns them from the south
    Notus, and Afer black with thunderous clouds
    From Serraliona; thwart of these, as fierce,
    Forth rush the Levant and the Ponent winds,
    Eurus and Zephyr, with their lateral noise,
    Sirocco and Libecchio.†   (source)
  • Anon out of the earth a fabric huge
    Rose like an exhalation, with the sound
    Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet—
    Built like a temple, where pilasters round
    Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid
    With golden architrave; nor did there want
    Cornice or frieze, with bossy sculptures graven;
    The roof was fretted gold.†   (source)
  • His head lay heavy on my thigh and his breathing eased at last in drowsy exhalations.†   (source)
  • do you behold these exhalations?†   (source)
  • The sun that light imparts to all, receives
    From all his alimental recompence
    In humid exhalations, and at even
    Sups with the ocean.†   (source)
  • Night now closed in more completely, and many lights began to flit through the wood, just as those fiery exhalations from the earth, that look like shooting-stars to our eyes, flit through the heavens; a frightful noise, too, was heard, like that made by the solid wheels the ox-carts usually have, by the harsh, ceaseless creaking of which, they say, the bears and wolves are put to flight, if there happen to be any where they are passing.†   (source)
  • Ye Mists and Exhalations, that now rise
    From hill or steaming lake, dusky or gray,
    Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold,
    In honour to the world's great Author rise;
    Whether to deck with clouds the uncoloured sky,
    Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers,
    Rising or falling still advance his praise.†   (source)
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  • The exhalations, whizzing in the air Give so much light that I may read by them.   (source)
    exhalations = meteors
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