Mrs. Bell panted and puffed, and Matty stopped once to breathe hard.
It was an Indian who covered her with a gun as she panted up to him.
"We have no time to waste now," panted Ben, rousing himself anew.
"I don't—want—to—get—in," panted the poor wretch in desperate protest.
Alice panted as she ran; but the Gryphon only answered 'Come on!'
"Seize her," he panted, for the stairs were steep and robbed him of his breath.
She sat down to the piano at his desire, and panted through the great cavatina in the "Gazza Ladra."
"We must get somebody to come," she panted, trying to stop Nelly.
“Feels like towing a whale, sir,” the oarsman behind me panted.
He panted up the steep hillside, and stumbled against the stones.
mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.
"a gasping breath," c.1500, from pant (v.).
v. pant·ed, pant·ing, pants
To breathe rapidly and shallowly.