suspire

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See also: suspiré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French suspirer (Modern soupirer), from Latin suspīrāre, present active infinitive of suspīrō.

Verb[edit]

suspire (third-person singular simple present suspires, present participle suspiring, simple past and past participle suspired)

  1. To breathe.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      Fireflies that suspire / In short, soft lapses of transported flame.
  2. To exhale.
    • William Shakespeare
      To him that yesterday did suspire.
  3. To sigh.
    • Edward Fitzgerald
      Where the White Hand Of Moses on the Bough/Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.

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Noun[edit]

suspire (plural suspires)

  1. (obsolete) A long, deep breath; a sigh.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suspire in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

suspire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of suspirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of suspirar
  3. first-person singular imperative of suspirar
  4. third-person singular imperative of suspirar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

suspire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of suspirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of suspirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of suspirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of suspirar.