Part of speech: verb

To breathe quickly; long eagerly; yearn.

Part of speech: noun

A short, labored breath; a violent heaving, as of the breast.

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Usage examples "pant":

  1. All this without a word spoken, only the pant and struggle of hard- drawn breaths. - "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.
  2. But most of all did I pant for the music which is divine. - "Peter Ibbetson", George Du Maurier.
  3. On the train, Myra paused long enough to pant, and as to finding you,- haven't you described and sketched the Eagles' Nest often enough in your letters for me to know it when I saw it? - "Tabitha's Vacation", Ruth Alberta Brown.