- persson, göran,
Origin of perspiration
Examples from the Web for perspiration
He was grabbing my hips and he was pouring with perspiration and he had this cheesy smile.
The New Moon insists on persistence and perspiration in equal measure.
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.
His arms were growing heavy with fatigue, his mouth was parched, and great beads of perspiration stood upon his brow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Suddenly she perceived that her dress was wet with perspiration and grimy with dust.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly|Hamlin Garland
The perspiration stood in glistening beads upon his forehead.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
His forehead was wet with perspiration, but he no longer trembled.Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
At night men, women and children stripped naked, and even then the perspiration poured off them.From Paris to New York by Land|Harry de Windt
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.