short of breath


: having difficulty breathing
She was short of breath and unable to talk after her run.
He is overweight and gets short of breath just walking to his car.

Examples of short of breath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another potential consequence of HMB is iron deficiency anemia, which can make people feel tired or short of breath, and may require a blood transfusion in severe cases. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 20 June 2023 Gaunt and short of breath from lung disease, Dever hunched on the edge of the bed, his mood darkening by the day. Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2023 The floodwaters from Harvey deposited black mold throughout Hester’s home and left his daughter chronically short of breath. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 At a county health department near my hometown in rural Arkansas, almost everyone who comes in for a COVID-19 test is congested and short of breath, with a sore throat and muscle aches. Monica Potts, The Atlantic, 21 July 2021 These symptoms weren’t unusual for early January, but some people were short of breath, and a few felt like they’d been hit by a train. Daniel Wrapp, Science, 31 Dec. 2020 Opponents of mandatory face mask use have spread the claim that wearing face coverings makes people short of breath and actually is bad for their health. Star Tribune, 3 Oct. 2020 While the plane was still in the air, Tom called Shiv (Sarah Snook), Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) to tell them that during the flight, Logan became short of breath. Samantha Highfill,, 10 Apr. 2023 But on the morning of June 29, Brignac was short of breath. David A. Hammer,, 18 Dec. 2020 See More

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“Short of breath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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