breath breath  /b ˈrɛθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
  2. (n) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
  3. (n) a short respite
  4. (n) an indirect suggestion
  5. (n) a slight movement of the air

Usage(s):

  1. He went a record-breaking 17 minutes without breathing, thanks to intensive training, stamina and some lucky human evolution.
  2. No household in the world is more subject to the hot breath of gossip than Britain's House of Windsor.
  3. The gods, they say, give breath, and they take it away.

News

  1. Study shows how marine mammals hold their breath

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com How do whales hold their breath for an hour? New research explains how marine mammals store oxygen.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Fans and players catch breath after Game One thriller

    (Reuters) - Hockey fans were still catching their breath on Thursday after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins in a Game One triple-overtime Stanley Cup thriller that has already been labeled a classic. Chicago's 4-3 comeback win will long be remembered by anyone who witnessed the pulsating four-hour drama unfold on television or inside a packed United Center. But the Bruins will be ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. NHL-Fans and players catch breath after Game One thriller

    June 13 (Reuters) - Hockey fans were still catching their breath on Thursday after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins in a Game One triple-overtime Stanley Cup thriller that has already been labelled a classic. Chicago's 4-3 comeback win will long be remembered by anyone who witnessed the pulsating four-hour drama unfold on television or inside a packed United Center. But the Bruins ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "I'm here to tell you right off the bat that I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing," Blagojevich said. "I will fight until I take my last breath."
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: NPR

  2. "I'll remember him as he was when I came to know him," Obama said, "his white hair flowing like a mane, his gait steady with a cane, determined to make the most of every last breath. The distinguished gentleman from West Virginia could be...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Montgomery County Courier

  3. "My wishes have always been to discharge my duties to my last breath. That's all I can offer," Castro wrote.
    on Feb 19, 2006 By: Fidel Castro Source: 940 News

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