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Definition of Breathing


  1. of Breathe
  2. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
  3. Air in gentle motion.
  4. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
  5. Aspiration; secret prayer.
  6. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
  7. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
  8. Breathing place; vent.
  9. Stop; pause; delay.
  10. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.
  11. A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.

Breathing Quotations

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.
Maya Angelou

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
John Updike

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Breathing Translations

breathing in French is respirant
breathing in German is Beatmung
breathing in Italian is respirazione
breathing in Latin is flatus
breathing in Spanish is respiracion
breathing in Swedish is andades, andningen, andas
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