perspiration is a crucial ingredient, but even a dab of it will do you proud.
They say that success is 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration, and perspiration didn't really interest her.
The New Moon insists on persistence and perspiration in equal measure.
He was grabbing my hips and he was pouring with perspiration and he had this cheesy smile.
Why, confound you, sir, here we have just got her into as lovely a perspiration as ever I saw upon a human subject!
He was as white as a sheet, and his face was thickly beaded with perspiration.
A bath hin my present state of perspiration will be the certain death of me, I know hit will.
And upon his untanned forehead oozed the perspiration of dismay.
His bloated face took on the colour of his khaki jacket and beads of perspiration welled up about his lips.
The perspiration oozed from every pore, and fell from him like rain drops.
1610s, from French perspiration (1560s), noun of action from perspirer "perspire," from Latin perspirare "blow or breathe constantly," from per- "through" (see per) + spirare "to breathe, blow" (see spirit (n.)). Applied to excretion of invisible moistures through the skin (1620s), hence used as a euphemism for "sweat" from 1725.
perspiration per·spi·ra·tion (pûr'spə-rā'shən)
The fluid, consisting of water with small amounts of urea and salts, that is excreted through the pores of the skin by the sweat glands.
The act or process of excreting this fluid through the pores of the skin.