Examples of gasp in a Sentence
Mom gasped in surprise at the sight of my sister's new haircut.
He gasped as he stepped into the icy water.
a dying man gasping for breath
She was gasping for air.
Recent Examples of gasp from the Web
All that happens and the Kings suddenly find themselves in position to win (gasp) more than 30 games – with an outside shot at snagging the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
The banks agreed to the swaps beginning in 2016—when steelmakers were gasping for air and share prices were far lower—following much arm-twisting by Beijing.
Colm gasped and dashed outside, recording the proceedings with her phone.
In the years that followed, residents reported hearing the sounds of gasping breath and a swishing knife.
Use the app to check devices, diagnose hiccups and — gasp — to disable the internet if your family needs a break from the stream.
Those fans gasped when their Heisman Trophy winner zipped through the Murray State defense.
To demonstrate its pad's absorption capabilities, the U.K. brand dared (gasp) to use red liquid rather than blue.
Without power and stuck in the middle of a hurricane, Stacy Alcenard-Macer's one-year-old son was gasping for air until Delray Beach paramedics saved his life.
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Origin and Etymology of gasp
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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- I could see … spectators gasping at moves no human had ever made before.
- —Jerry Spinelli, Crash
- The runners were gasping after the race.
- “I think we're lost,” she gasped.
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