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P''ANT, verb intransitive

1. To palpitate; to beat with preternatural violence or rapidity, as the heart in terror, or after hard labor, or in anxious desire or suspense.

Yet might her piteous heart be seen to pant and quake.

2. To have the breast heaving, as in short respiration or want of breath.

Pluto pants for breath from out his cell.

3. To play with intermission or declining strength.

The whispering breeze

Pants on the leaves and dies upon the trees.

4. To long; to desire ardently.

Who pants for glory, finds but short repose.

As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalms 42:1.

P''ANT, noun Palpitation of the heart.z