The ---- time is quiet as a nun breathless with adoration.
If I rang the bell impatiently, after half-a-dozen unavailing modest pulls, and she appeared at last—which was not by any means to be relied upon—she would appear with a reproachful aspect, sink breathless on a chair near the door, lay her hand upon her nankeen bosom, and become so ill, that I was glad, at any sacrifice of brandy or anything else, to get rid of her.
The chuckle with which he said this, and the chuckle with which he paid for the turkey, and the chuckle with which he paid for the cab, and the chuckle with which he recompensed the boy, were only to be exceeded by the chuckle with which he sat down breathless in his chair again, and chuckled till he cried.
Margaret lay motionless, and almost breathless by him.
Comatose elephant seals lurked breathless at the bottom of the sea, rousing only for passing prey or redline lactate levels.
He ran across the streets and the great squares of Vanity Fair, and at length came up breathless opposite his own house.
Once more the boys emerged into the open; but the dangers of the night were not yet over, for presently Nibs rushed breathless into their midst, pursued by a pack of wolves.
We lashed his ankles with cord, and rose breathless from the struggle.