Definitions of Lungs

  1. The organs of respiration in mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Usage examples for Lungs

  1. The air that he sucked into his lungs was as liquid fire, and it seemed to dry up every drop of blood in his body. – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  2. Of course, he's been having trouble with his lungs, but-" " It was very sudden. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  3. So Mr. Ellsworth went to see Skinny and his mother, and then he went to see the doctor, and he found out that Skinny wasn't going to die right then, but that something was the matter with his lungs, and that he'd keep getting sick all the time probably and wouldn't grow up. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. Then, filling my lungs with air again, I pulled myself, by means of the ladder, to the bottom of the pool. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  5. To the human soul as I have learned to know it, an empty universe would be as an exhausted receiver to the lungs that thirst for air; but Faber liked the idea: how he would have liked the reality remains another thing. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  6. Presented under these advantages, Mr. Vimpany announced his discovery of a new system of treatment in diseases of the lungs. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  7. That is, you see, his lungs are all right. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  8. Distinctly nervous, Rufus shouted at the top of his lungs for Wallie and the bucket, breaking into a perspiration at the continued silence. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  9. " Well, you see, it's unnatural sort of work, and is hard on the lungs. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  10. Cases in which this condition of the lungs exists usually present the history of the child from the very first having failed to utter a strong and loud cry like that of other children. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  11. Stripped to the waist he stretched himself and filled his great lungs with deep drafts, his arms like beams stretched out and above his head. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  12. Though she at last threw her head back so far that the sun shone into her open mouth, and the power of her lungs was not small, no answer came. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. In our last chapter but one, we stated that Cain had been wounded by Hawkhurst, when he was swimming on shore, and had sunk; the ball had entered his chest, and passed through his lungs. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  14. It is true, the dear boys have tremendous lungs, and if you do not comply with their wishes, and show yourself on the balcony, I am afraid they will make us deaf and themselves quite hoarse. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  15. Yes, he says, but it's in the constitution; it's getting to the lungs, and he'll never last out the winter. – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. Richard Yorke enjoyed them not, save that he felt his lungs play more freely. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  17. We charged down the street, drawing our swords and shouting at the top of our lungs. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  18. Lungs were full of ox- tail, oh, dear me! – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson