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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pant  \Pant\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Panted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Panting}.]  [Cf.  F.  panteler  to  gasp  for  breath,  OF 
  panteisier  to  be  breathless,  F.  pantois  out  of  breath;  perh. 
  akin  to  E.  phantom,  the  verb  prob.  orig.  meaning,  to  have  the 
  nightmare.] 
  1.  To  breathe  quickly  or  in  a  labored  manner,  as  after 
  exertion  or  from  eagerness  or  excitement;  to  respire  with 
  heaving  of  the  breast;  to  gasp. 
 
  Pluto  plants  for  breath  from  out  his  cell.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Hence:  To  long  eagerly;  to  desire  earnestly. 
 
  As  the  hart  panteth  after  the  water  brooks.  --Ps. 
  xlii  1. 
 
  Who  pants  for  glory  finds  but  short  repose.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  beat  with  unnatural  violence  or  rapidity;  to  palpitate, 
  or  throb;  --  said  of  the  heart.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  sigh;  to  flutter;  to  languish.  [Poetic] 
 
  The  whispering  breeze  Pants  on  the  leaves,  and  dies 
  upon  the  trees.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pant  \Pant\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  breathe  forth  quickly  or  in  a  labored  manner;  to  gasp 
  out 
 
  There  is  a  cavern  where  my  spirit  Was  panted  forth 
  in  anguish.  --Shelley. 
 
  2.  To  long  for  to  be  eager  after  [R.] 
 
  Then  shall  our  hearts  pant  thee.  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pant  \Pant\,  n. 
  1.  A  quick  breathing;  a  catching  of  the  breath;  a  gasp. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  A  violent  palpitation  of  the  heart.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pant 
  n  1:  the  noise  made  by  a  short  puff  of  steam  (as  from  an  engine) 
  2:  a  short  labored  intake  of  breath  with  the  mouth  open  "she 
  gave  a  gasp  and  fainted"  [syn:  {gasp}] 
  v  1:  breathe  noisily,  as  when  one  is  exhausted;  "The  runners 
  reached  the  finish  line  panting  heavily"  [syn:  {puff}, 
  {gasp},  {heave}] 
  2:  utter  while  panting,  as  if  out  of  breath 




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