Sometimes, when perspiring heavily and feeling warm Breman would fear the worst.
It may be overdressed and consequently hot, perspiring, and uncomfortable; change its position.
A dusty and dirty and perspiring man is at a disadvantage with himself.
You find that your face is perspiring and your hands as well.
"I believe that more than I used to," said Sawyer, mopping his perspiring face.
Roland, perspiring in the shadows at the far end of the room, felt that Miss Chilvers was overdoing it.
The mistress of the vanilla held Mrs. Pawket's perspiring hand.
Her hair, of course, was disordered; the cloth-dust stuck in blotches to her perspiring face.
They seemed to have come from some distance for they were warm and perspiring.
perspiring profusely, and much excited, he still hung to his cane and plug hat.
1640s, "to evaporate through the pores," a back-formation from perspiration and in part from Latin perspirare "to breathe, to blow constantly" (see perspiration). Meaning "to sweat" is a polite usage attested from 1725. Medical men tried to maintain a distinction between "sensible" (sweat) and "insensible" perspiration:
[I]t is sufficient for common use to observe, that perspiration is that insensible discharge of vapour from the whole surface of the body and the lungs which is constantly going on in a healthy state; that it is always natural and always salutary; that sweat, on the contrary, is an evacuation, which never appears without some uncommon effort, or some disease to the system, that it weakens and relaxes, and is so far from coinciding with perspiration, that it obstructs and checks it. [Charles White, "A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-in Women," London, 1791]Related: Perspired; perspiring.
perspire per·spire (pər-spīr')
v. per·spired, per·spir·ing, per·spires
To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.