suspire


I based the small illustration on the quote. Who knew that about alligators??


suspire \suh-SPAHY-uhr\ , verb;

1. To utter with long, sighing breaths.
Quote:
The beleaguered alligator will rise on his stubby legs, distend his body, open wide his cavernous jaws, suspire what is supposed to be a dreadful hiss but sounds more like a tired sigh, and then ferociously clash his jaws together.
— Archibald Rutledge, Monsters of the Swamp

Origin:
Suspire‘s origin is in the Latin suspirare, “to draw a long breath.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s