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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

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. - Sylvia Plath
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
Sylvia Plath

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 sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
Jules Verne

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.
T. S. Eliot
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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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