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heavy breathing

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hard breathing

noun phrase

Passionate lovemaking (1970s+)

heavy breathing

noun phrase

Pompous opinionating; punditry: Give us the tabloids, and even transcripts in the serious newspapers, but spare us the prime-time writhing and op-ed heavy breathing (1990s+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • There was a sound of heavy breathing, and he turned to look at Jimphy.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • While she stood on the threshold there was a sound of heavy breathing.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • The footsteps had ceased, but the heavy breathing continued.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was a sudden silence, broken only by our heavy breathing.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • He was assured, also, by the lad's heavy breathing, that Charley was asleep.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • I could hear the heavy breathing of people in near-by lodges.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • In that unnatural quiet there was no sound but his own heavy breathing.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • There was no sound save the sound of his heavy breathing and his voice.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace

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