Usage examples for asthmatic

  1. The procession was led by a long orangoutang of a man, in a straw hat and white dimity bob- coat, playing on an asthmatic clarionet, from which he contrived to blow unearthly sounds, ever and anon squeaking off at right angles from his tune, and winding up with a grand flourish on the guttural notes. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  2. When Mrs. Tanberry came in to tell her that Nelson was at the block with the carriage, Miss Betty did not turn, and the elder lady stopped on the threshold and gave a quick, asthmatic gasp of delight. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  3. Behind him was Dr. McMutrie, the State Inspector, a smooth- faced keen- eyed man, and close at his heels trotted Professor Bodley, a fat, asthmatic person with spectacles and side whiskers. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  4. During the night the patient of asthmatic tendencies had one of his attacks and begged his friend to open the window. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  5. The only sounds in the chancel were the intoned murmurings of the bishop and Mr. Vincent and the labored breathing of an asthmatic woman next to Genevieve. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  6. The " Little Asthmatic" was densely crowded, and discipline not daring to mark out particular places, the scene on board of her was motley enough. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  7. The organ is asthmatic and the wheezing gets on my gray matter. – Letters of a Dakota Divorcee by Jane Burr
  8. Thus, in the case of the asthmatic, " My breathing is already becoming easier," etc. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  9. The man on the floor, working with desperate energy to replace the base- board, coughed in an asthmatic, wheezing way, as there came the imperative smashing of a fist upon the door panels, coupled with a gruff, curt demand for admittance. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  10. Once in a while a gust of asthmatic music from the spiritless orchestra downstairs came up the hallway. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  11. He was short- sighted, asthmatic, and unable to work; the doctor had recommended an evening walk up to the castle. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  12. Its age and asthmatic condition should have made it an object of veneration to the chauffeur, but such was not the case. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice