heaving


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Synonyms for heaving

an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

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breathing heavily (as after exertion)

the act of lifting something with great effort

throwing something heavy (with great effort)

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Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
She had hold of him, and was trying to raise herself to look at him; he could feel the palsied shaking of her hands and the heaving of the bosom she pressed against him.
A mighty influence is abroad, surging and heaving the world, as with an earthquake.
Drot your pore broken heart," says the baldhead; "what are you heaving your pore broken heart at US f'r?
Roxana's bosom was heaving with suppressed passion, and she was glowering down upon him with measureless contempt written in her face.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.