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    Help discribing a feeling

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by DeadMoon, Apr 24, 2016.

    I am looking for a word(s) but am at a loss. I hope someone here can guide me in the right direction..

    It has been a long time since I have last felt the need to just plain out cry so I am at a loss to describe part of it. It's not the actual crying part i am looking for but afterwards, I want to describe that first deep breath in after a long cry.

    I just can not seem to describe it right, to capture the right word(s) so a reader will get it and relate to it.
    any ideas?
     
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    It's sort of a reverse 'sigh' isn't it? Agreed—difficult.

    long-drawn breath for composure
    drew a deep breath to purge himself
    took a lungful of air and steeled herself
    all sobbed out, I sucked in a chestful of air and committed back to the task
    inhaled a heavy breath and exorcised the emotion
     
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    It some times sounds look a hiccup.
     

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