Usage examples for exhale

  1. At last, although- being summer- the window was open, he felt as if he could remain here no longer, lest he should suffocate for want of air; as if the roof pressed down upon his head; as if, to breathe, he needed the whole atmosphere; to walk, he required space without limits; to lift up his brow, and exhale his sighs, and elevate his thoughts, to have nothing less than the immeasurable vault of heaven above him. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  2. These ladies seemed to exhale an atmosphere of uncompromising and aggressive virtue. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  3. The earth can radiate its heat, and receive and be steeped in the falling dew only when the sky is not overcast; but our heavens are so thick with clouds that our spirits can exhale no warmth into the Infinite, nor drink in any balm descending from the Unseen. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  4. It is true that my waters exhale and are renewed from one season to another; but are your features the same, absolutely the same, from year to year? – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  5. As those dim Lemur- Vapours that exhale From the rank grasses rotting o'er the Dead, And startle midnight with the mocking show Of the still, shrouded bones that sleep below- So the wan image which the Vision bore Was outlined from the air, no more Than served to make the loathing sense a bond Between the world of life, and grislier worlds beyond. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. Do sound trees exhale it, certain kinds, when the sap starts, or must they have been cut or bruised, if not by the axe, perhaps by the winter winds and the ice storms? – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  7. It was too much, however, to hope that passions which had been so fiercely bubbling during fifty years would subside at once, and that the most intense religious hatreds that ever existed would exhale with the proclamation of truce. – History of the United Netherlands, 1609 by John Lothrop Motley
  8. Then came the command to exhale and we emptied our lungs, that there might be room for more of the clear invigorating air. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  9. He did not exhale in words. – Charles Lamb by Barry Cornwall
  10. Obenreizer's enthusiasm entreated permission to exhale itself, English fashion, in a toast. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  11. While blossoming, they exhale the most exquisite perfume, and his Majesty enjoys the delicious fragrance which the wind bears to him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. There is no stuffy germ- laden air there, out in the sage; one is glad to live, simply to breathe it in and exhale and breathe again. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. If sounds ever have color, the humming in his ears was of a rosy hue; if thoughts ever exhale fragrance, his brain overflowed with the sweets of violet and heliotrope. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  14. Good books, once brought forth, exhale ever after both fragrance and nourishment. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  15. That organ has only to exhale in its degree, a fostering tropic air in order to produce complications almost beyond reckoning. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  16. I'd rather have it than a preacher; keeps the boys together, and makes 'um a deal better contented, he adds, beginning to exhale the fumes from his weed. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  17. A thing that happened a year ago may transpire to- day, that is, it may " become known through unnoticed channels, exhale as it were, through invisible pores like a vapor or a gas disengaging itself." – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  18. The wordless despair which seemed to exhale from him inspired the inference. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  19. These are no sighs that I thus eternally exhale – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  20. His very person seemed to exhale not sanctity, but virility. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009