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Gasped Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gasp \Gasp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped; p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. g["a]spa, Dan. gispe to gasp.]
  1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently. She gasps and struggles hard for life. --Lloyd.
  2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire. Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain. --Spenser.

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  • 'I'm dying,' jogger gasped after dogs attacked in Metamora Twp.
    The jogger who was mauled to death in July by two large dogs on a rural road in Metamora Township was bitten at least eight times. Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Jurors shown video of Nickles being shot in head
    Some jurors gasped or covered their mouths as they watched surveillance video of Tommy Nickles being shot twice in the head at close range by a man prosecutors identified as Anthony Stargell Jr. Nickles' family members cried in the gallery as prosecutors this morning showed footage of Stargell also shooting Nickles' dog Rusty and taking cash, guns and a te Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Arizona reveals drug dosage given in drawn-out execution
    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A review ordered by Arizona's governor into last month's drawn-out execution of a death row inmate is underway and authorities confirmed on Friday the dosage of the controversial two-drug cocktail the prisoner received for his lethal injection. Lawyers for convicted double murderer Joseph Wood say he gasped and struggl Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'

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