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suspiration

[suhs-puh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsʌs pəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a long, deep sigh.
Origin of suspiration
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin suspīrātiōn- (stem of suspīrātiō), equivalent to suspīrāt(us) (past participle of suspīrāre to suspire) + -iōn- -ion
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  • At times, it is true, like a deep sigh, the suspiration of the open sea rose and fell among the islands.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • The girl's voice trembled, her breath came so hard Morgan could hear its suspiration where he stood.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden

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