fighting/struggling for breath

idiom

: having a lot of difficulty breathing
He was fighting/struggling for breath.

Examples of fighting/struggling for breath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Badr was washed, Habiba lay on a dirty pink mattress outside the building, struggling for breath. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 If your kid is struggling for breath, call 911 immediately. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, 5 Nov. 2022 The awkward intrusion leaves Charlie struggling for breath. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Sep. 2022 During one of those trips to the emergency room, he was asked to sit in the waiting room, struggling for breath, while hospital registration officials reviewed his parents’ medical billing history. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, 28 Sep. 2021 There were also clips with better sourcing, such as the footage captured by Fang Bin, who did a short walk through a hospital ward to find a man struggling for breath as his father was dying before his eyes. Roxanne Khamsi, Wired, 20 Nov. 2020 In one scene, his character collapsed to the Martian ground, fighting for breath as his oxygen tank ran dry. Anthony Lan, The New Yorker, 16 July 2021 The Black community is constantly fighting for breath, justice, equality, dignity and humanity, Dinges said. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2021

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“Fighting/struggling for breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fighting%2Fstruggling%20for%20breath. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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