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Heaving meaning

heaving - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.

heaving - examples of usage

  1. I said, looking down into the changing face and on to the heaving, panting bosom; " if we are engaged, you know, I have a right to do much more than put my arm round your waist." - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. The heaving satisfied me that the base of the bed did not go deep, but at the same time it was all too solid for me, I could not doubt, for had the sheet been as thin as I had hoped it, it must have given under the weight of the schooner and released her. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Nina exclaimed, with her teeth set hard; indeed, her bosom was heaving so with indignation that Mrs. Grey put her hand gently on the girl's shoulder, and reminded her that Lionel was in sufficient perplexity, and wanted wise counsel rather than whirling words. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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