• WordNet 3.6
    • adj wheezing relating to breathing with a whistling sound
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In literature:

The fun of it is, the other never realises that the wheeze gives her away every time.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
Wheezing for breath, they ceased to curse and reeled back in silence while the sailors huzzaed and seemed to wax the lustier.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Half way between the barn and the house, the windmill wheezed lazily.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Once more the wheeze, the scrape, the screech, the tick and all the rest of it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 19, 1920" by Various
But the motor only coughed and sighed and wheezed like an old man with the asthma, and the boat still drifted.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
Worse than anything, when it spoke it wheezed.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
His wicked delight increased when a slight wheezing sound came to his ears.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He did certainly make little feints at Mr. Pritchett; but Mr. Pritchett merely wheezed and said nothing.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
At first she was frightened, then the Presence wheezed, and reassured her.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
The music screeched and wheezed.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer

In poetry:

"It's torture!" - "Bear it!"
"A mown meadow -
My throat!" "Then wheeze:
That's a sound, too!"
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
The poor sandpiper cannot pipe
He's all wheezed up and croaked
He's swallowed so much sand
His blinking carburettors choked!
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
But when the wit began to wheeze,
And wine had warm'd the politician,
Cured yesterday of my disease,
I died last night of my physician.
"The Remedy Worse Than The Disease" by Matthew Prior
"I've got a cough," wheezed Killmanoff,
"From working in the trenches,
I'd rather fight a doggoned sight,
Than put up with the stenches.
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
"Conjuro te, sceleratissime,
Abire ad tuum locum!"—still
Like a visible nightmare he sits by me,—
The exorcism has lost its skill;
And I hear again in my haunted room
The husky wheeze and the dolorous hum!
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And then he reads from paper and book,
In a low and husky asthmatic tone,
With the stolid sameness of posture and look
Of one who reads to himself alone;
And hour after hour on my senses come
That husky wheeze and that dolorous hum.
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Too many times last season, the New York Jets defense was caught coughing and wheezing like a two-pack-a-day jogger, unable to defend up-tempo offenses, especially late in the game.
The elderly patient had been wheezing and coughing for four hours.
Those who had been given acetaminophen during their first year — before they had breathing trouble — had up to seven times the odds of developing wheezing .
The Wheezing That Could Signal Childhood Asthma.
Children who wheeze and develop allergies in the first three years of life may be at risk for asthma.
Many elderly pet dogs wheeze and cough not just because they are old but because their windpipes are collapsing from years of being diligently yanked on a leash.
In the weeks after Tait Schroeder and Michael Kirk brought their newborn girl home in October 2010, young Bella started coughing and wheezing.
Mold can aggravate allergies and leave people perpetually wheezing.
There is crying and chaos and panic, but the wheezing protesters sit resolutely in place and refuse to move despite the assault.
Allergy sea­son has come early and hit with a wheez­ing vengeance in parts of the South and Mid­west this year, thanks largely to an unusu­ally warm win­ter.
Prenatal BPA Exposure Tied to Wheezing in Kids.
Jesse Eisinger and Chris Arnold report on Freddie Mac's latest wheeze.
Some say it would save jobs, others say it would lead to more wheezing and global warming.
Childhood Wheezing May Lead to Exercise-Induced Asthma Study finds 2.6 greater chance of EIA as an adult after childhood bronchitis.