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indrawing (plural indrawings)
- an inhale of breath
1910, Myrtle Reed, Master of the Vineyard:
- But--oh," she added, with a sharp indrawing of her breath, "how I did love him!"
1906, Fred M. White, The Slave of Silence:
- The words came with a fierce hissing indrawing of the speaker's breath.
1897, Maud Wilder Goodwin, Flint:
- But the only outward expression they gained was a throwing back of the head, and a deep indrawing of the breath, followed by the quite uninspired exclamation, "Holloa, there's the ocean!"