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Definition of Breath


  1. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
  2. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
  3. The power of respiration, and hence, life.
  4. Time to breathe; respite; pause.
  5. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
  6. Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
  7. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
  8. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
  9. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
  10. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

Breath Quotations

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
Konrad von Gesner

I have so much chaos in my life, it's become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they're wrong.
Tom Welling

The Vatican takes your breath away.
Joe Elliott

To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
Donald Trump
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Breath Translations

breath in Dutch is adem
breath in French is souffle, souffle, haleine
breath in German is Atem {m}, Atemzug {m}, Atem {m}, atem
breath in Italian is lena, alito, etere
breath in Latin is spiritus
breath in Spanish is aliento
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