Leigh Hunt, [Keats] adorns our language." The examples include nouns turned into verbs, such as "turtles passion their voices" and "an arbour was nested"; new nouns coined, such as the "honey-feel of bliss"; new verbs formed by "the process of cutting off their natural tails, the adverbs, and affixing them to their foreheads" as in "the wine out-sparkled" and the "multitude up-followed"; and adverbs and adjectives "separate[d] from the parent stock," as when "a lady 'whispers pantingly
and close,' makes 'hushing signs,' and steers her skiff into a 'ripply cove.'" (27)
To appease such a shameful, sensual hunger, Hopkins' stranger "hies to a pool neighbouring," moving eagerly and pantingly
toward a place where he can bathe alone, apart from the childhood pulling and hauling.
Although he emanates all the sex appeal of a suitcase, Kerrigan's character - to use the word loosely - is supposed to be a babe magnet, who's already got new girl Jess Haworth (Michelle Morris) pantingly
requesting an intimate body search.
Looking like an antagonist and the embodiment of a fate that far exceeds the scale of this tiny resort tucked into the German Alps, he meanders, drunk at dawn, into the perfect set-up: a lusty young couple pantingly
engaged in sex in a cozy cabin with a bare window, beside which is parked a shiny new Alfa Romeo, keys in the ignition and door wide open.
At the beginning of Whitewater, in March 1994, the columnist ventured into another form he favors, which might be called the Pantingly
Predictive, or the Future Just Perfect: "Voters now bored by secondhand accounts will be transfixed by the sight of a new set of venal politicians, relentless questioners, corrupting contributors, candid couriers and squirming aides-instant celebrities in tomorrow's political folklore." Since then, we've seen the future, and it didn't look like that.