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To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe. Fireflies that suspire In short, soft lapses of transported flame. (Mrs. Browning)

Origin: L. Suspirare to breathe out, to sigh; sub under _ spirare to breathe: cf. F. Souspirer, OF. Souspirer.

A long, deep breath; a sigh.

Origin: Cf. L. Suspirium.