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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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  • The burglar entered the room without noise, and the heavy breathing of the sleeper continued without intermission.

  • In a moment or two they heard his footsteps on the rocks, and his heavy breathing.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • There ensued a moment's silence that was complete, save for the heavy breathing of the sleeper on the couch.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • Crowley's heavy breathing could be heard but he managed a snarl.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • I lie down between the guides, who are asleep in a moment, as I can tell by their heavy breathing.

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

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His breathing was audible—the heavy breathing of one suddenly stricken.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • There was a sudden silence, broken only by our heavy breathing.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings

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