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.
The most glaring consultant sin, however, is the slow gasping death of Obama for America, the grassroots organization that emerged from Obama’s successful presidential bids.
The Blazers won by 48, led by 58, and fell a last-gasp three-pointer short of recording the most lopsided victory in franchise history.
Lanning returned to the backfield on Saturday to throw two completions for 25 yards and carry the ball nine times for 35 more yards, then hurried Mayfield on his last-gasp fourth-down throw that fell incomplete.
His passengers take pictures and gasp each time another car pulls up: Who could be so lucky to have those gates open for them?
When Oregon peaked under Chip Kelly in the early twenty-tens, the primary driver of its success was an innovative offensive scheme that left opponents gasping for air.
Jason Bleichwehl was one of three officers who came under investigation after robbery suspect Derek Williams died in a squad car backseat after gasping for air and pleading for help in 2011.
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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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