breathed breathed  /b ˈriðd/


  • (adj) uttered without voice


  1. His campaign strategists would presumably love it if he breathed a bit more populist fire.
  2. He breathed a little easier when the plane took off westward and not toward Siberia.
  3. Respiratory disease bacteria float about in tiny droplets of water breathed, sneezed and coughed from human beings.


  1. Woodstock dirt track avoids tornadoes

    While Cherokee County was hit with a pair of tornadoes Thursday night, the owners of Dixie Speedway breathed a sigh of relief as the storm avoided the Woodstock dirt track.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Marietta Daily Journal

  2. Va. Beach fire highlights neighborhood's poor access

    VIRGINIA BEACH The woman breathed heavily into the phone and spoke with a shaky voice, but she managed to keep calm and tell the 911 operator that the house at 1013 Kinderly Lane was burning. A few minutes into the call, her calm was shaken.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  3. Big plans driving new life into former Levine's building in Waterville

    New life is being breathed into the former Levine's building in downtown Waterville, as apartments on the upper floors are being renovated and retail and commercial tenants sought for the main floor.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald


  1. "Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Irish Times

  2. "He was a born political consultant. He had bravado, he was intense, and he lived and breathed tactics and strategy," Feeney said. "He was an adviser and strategist for me and became a very good friend."
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Tom Feeney Source: Forbes

  3. "He was a born teller of stories, both true and invented," Druon wrote. "That was what he lived and breathed for. A day without writing seemed like a sin to him."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Maurice Druon Source: International Herald Tribune

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cynic cynic
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