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Definitions of breathe

  1. allow the passge of air through; " Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  2. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; " I can breathe better when the air is clean"; " The patient is respiring"
  3. manifest or evince; " She breathes the Christian spirit"
  4. expel, as of gases and odors
  5. take a short breath
  6. utter or tell; " not breathe a word"
  7. impart as if by breathing; " He breathed new life into the old house"
  8. be alive; " Every creature that breathes"
  9. expel ( gases or odors)
  10. reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; " This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
  11. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  12. allow the passage of air through; " Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  13. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
  14. To take breath; to rest from action.
  15. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
  16. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
  17. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
  18. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
  19. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
  20. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
  21. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
  22. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
  23. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
  24. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
  25. To exhale.
  26. To inject by breathing; to infuse; - with into.
  27. To draw air into the lungs and force it out again; to be alive; to rest from action; to exhale; as, perfume breathes from flowers; to blow softly.
  28. To draw into and force out of the lungs, as air; to give forth; as, the flower breathes perfume; to express; to whisper softly; as, to breathe a secret; to infuse; as, to breathe courage into.
  29. To draw in and expel breath or air from the lungs: to take breath, to rest or pause: to live.
  30. To draw in and expel from the lungs, as air: to infuse: to give out as breath: to utter by the breath or softly; to keep in breath, to exercise.
  31. To draw breath; to respire; to live.
  32. To draw into or expel from the lungs; to exhale; to give vent to; to utter softly.
  33. To inhale and exhale, as air; respire; emit; utter; manifest.
  34. To exercise; overtire.
  35. To rest, as for breath.
  36. To inhale and exhale air; respire; be alive.
  37. To pause for breath.
  38. To inhale, as air, into the lungs, and expel it; to infuse; to expire; to exercise or keep in breath; to inspire or blow into; to utter softly; to give vent to; to express; to manifest.
  39. To inspire and expire air; to live; take a breath or pause; to pass as air; to exhale.
  40. To draw in and give out air; to live; to rest; to speak softly to; to express, as words.
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Quotes of breathe

  1. What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing. – Nellie Bly
  2. Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children. – Albert Camus
  3. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. – Christopher Columbus
  4. What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic. – Anthony Holden
  5. If you give a character room to breathe they come alive. – Catherine Keener
  6. Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. – John F. Kennedy
  7. With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand. – Federico Garcia Lorca
  8. The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you. – Tom Mann
  9. Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads, and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts. – Max Muller
  10. Most politicians- those people who live, eat and breathe politics- like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. – Lyn Nofziger
  11. Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in. – Sharon Olds
  12. You are the God -being that is here to create life, to breathe soul into your body, to walk this world as your own source of power, love, worth and life. – Joy Page
  13. Argument is to me the air I breathe Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it. – Gertrude Stein
  14. Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony. – Cat Stevens
  15. Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg. – Janet Suzman

Usage examples for breathe

  1. " They're crowdin' in so thick right around me that I can't breathe comfortable any more; the smell of 'em's in the wind. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  2. " I'm a fool, Dinky- Dunk, a most awful fool," I tried to tell him, when he gave me a chance to breathe again. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  3. Will the Boy Scout who goes with him be allowed to breathe – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  4. One could breathe with difficulty, and with titanic effort one could speak. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  5. I could hardly breathe in the room. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. He did not stir, did not seem even to breathe – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  7. To him the main point was to make his figures live and breathe and move; and see how he succeeded! – Rembrandt by Josef Israels
  8. I examined him closely, and found him hardly able to breathe – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. Bruce, said Roger sternly, as the train began to move, leave bugs alone and come up and breathe – His Family by Ernest Poole
  10. I must go where I can breathe – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. At the end of two months he should breathe the open air more frequently. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  12. In His arms I lie, in His breath I breathe in His life I live- I am He! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  13. If so, how delightful for them, and we shall all breathe a sigh of relief, but there will be no story. – Peter and Wendy by James Matthew Barrie
  14. I could hardly breathe myself with two heavy fellows on my chest. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  15. And as the Bishop looked, a voice seemed to breathe in his ear: And he caused all ... – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  16. For some moments the Colonel sat perfectly still, his heart beating so fast that he could scarcely breathe – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  17. Just to breathe it is a delight. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  18. " I breathe it for the first time," said Lassalle. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  19. One could breathe at last. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  20. He became aware of the fact that it was difficult for him to breathe – The Planetoid of Peril by Paul Ernst

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