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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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  • Family of executed Ohio inmate file lawsuit to ban repeat of lethal injection
    Prolonged execution in which Dennis McGuire gasped and writed amounted to 'cruel and unusual punishment' Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Swimming-Phelps welcomed back by rivals and team mates alike
    Michael Phelps has always been the centre of attention in swimming circles since he burst on to the scene as a teenager and his comeback at the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet had everyone in a lather. The spectators roared when he won his morning heat then gasped when he lost the 100 metres butterfly to his old rival Ryan Lochte, who was as happy as anyone to see hi Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Habitat for Humanity store finds new home
    The community gasped when a structure fire in November 2012 forced the Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore out of its home on Michigan Avenue. Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'

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