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exhalation
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Definition the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out

Much more rarely, exhalation may reference fumes or even lights in the sky such as a meteor.
  • She cleared her snorkel with a sharp exhalation.
exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs
  • Sometimes she murmurs with each exhalation as she sleeps.
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs
  • 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
  • He drew the first whiff of smoke deep into his lungs and expelled it in a long and lingering exhalation.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • ...and then a sudden exhalation of animal breath made us both jump.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • 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
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • 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
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • Tierney looks almost disgusted by the waste and we get treated to another exasperated exhalation.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • 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
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • She let her breath out in a slow exhalation.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • 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
  • exhalations = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • He smelled the heavy musk-like perfume mingled with blood and the gummed exhalation of the animal's breath,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • exhalation = 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.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • exhalation = the act of breathing air out of the lungs; or the air breathed out
  • 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
  • exhalations = breaths of air
  • Under the door-sill, a slow, probing sniff, an exhalation of electric steam.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • exhalation = air breathed out
  • 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 odours of a running man.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • exhalations = air breathed out
  • ] AMANDA [a long-drawn exhalation]: Ohhhh ... Is it a serious romance, Mr. O'Connor?
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Here Franny made the mistake of giving a little exhalation of impatience—she had just inhaled cigarette smoke.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • There is only the stilling of the trembling flesh and the slow exhalation of his last breath.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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