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  • n  the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
    he took a deep breath and dived into the pool
    he was fighting to his last breath
  • n  the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    his sour breath offended her
  • n  a short respite
  • n  an indirect suggestion
    not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • n  a slight movement of the air
    there wasn't a breath of air in the room

  • He went a record-breaking 17 minutes without breathing, thanks to intensive training, stamina and some lucky human evolution.
  • Last year Physiologist Howard Wilcox Haggard of Yale announced that onion or garlic breath "arises solely from particles retained in the structures of the mouth," could be cured.
  • PRODUCTS Hip breath fresheners and dental supplies HOW THEY STARTED Spicy-food eaters looking for relief JUDGMENT Is anyone really against fresh.
News & Articles

  • Study shows how marine mammals hold their breath
    KRISTEN BUTLER, How do whales hold their breath for an hour? New research explains how marine mammals store oxygen.
    June 14, 2013 - UPI
  • Swimmers honor Coach Mike
    Caden Carver takes a breath during the annual lake swim Wednesday morning. Carver placed first with a time of 1 hour and 12 minutes. The event has been renamed Coach Mike Memorial Lake Swim in honor of the late Mike Taylor, former coach for the Havasu Stingrays.
    June 13, 2013 - Today's News-Herald
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  • Rod Blagojevich in NPR
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Montgomery County Courier
    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...
  • Fidel Castro in 940 News
    My wishes have always been to discharge my duties to my last breath. That's all I can offer,Castro wrote.

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