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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreathtakingbreath‧tak‧ing /ˈbreθˌteɪkɪŋ/ adjective  IMPRESSvery impressive, exciting, or surprising The view from my bedroom window was absolutely breathtaking. an act of breathtaking arrogancesee thesaurus at beautifulbreathtakingly adverb
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breathtakingParis writes with an authority and fastidiousness that is breathtaking.The implications of this were absolutely breathtaking.The changes in the city since 1980 have been breathtaking.The drive along the beach and up the mountain and is truly breathtaking.And then, his breathtaking impudence.Led by the head waiter around a crowded bar we emerged into a restaurant with a breathtaking interior.The bank's new on-line service is still growing at a breathtaking pace.But the on-line service is still growing at a breathtaking pace.His hat-trick in 22 first-half minutes was the highlight of a breathtaking performance by the champions.Undertaken by the National Children's Bureau, this is a longitudinal study of breathtaking scale and thoroughness.the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky MountainsThe guest house was on the side of the cliff, with breathtaking views of the ocean below.Nearby Lembert Dome requires an 800-foot climb for breathtaking views.
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