breathe

All Verb Noun
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  • She had breathed her last shortly after the visit related in my former account. Cited from The Annals of the Poor, by Legh Richmond
  • He breathed the question as though its answer meant life or death to him. Cited from The Man of the Desert, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • Did they not know what price we had to pay for the air we breathed? Cited from The Promised Land, by Mary Antin
  • A man cannot go around what he breathes, any more than he can go around himself. Cited from The Voice of the Machines, by Gerald Stanley Lee
  • So he turned her away from the subject and breathed more easily. Cited from The Seventh Noon, by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • He breathed upon them again and held them quickly up so that Tom could see. Cited from Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer, by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • We do not know what far-off life breathes between the stars and the sun. Cited from Fantasia of the Unconscious, by D. H. Lawrence
  • He could not breathe for the first twenty minutes of his life.
  • And when he comes out of it he breathes fire, and sometimes water. Cited from Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know, by Various
  • A few minutes later, and I believe he would have breathed his last. Cited from In the Rocky Mountains, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • They also do not know when the air became safe to breathe.
  • He breathed his last this morning about half-past ten o'clock. Cited from Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843, Queen Victoria
  • She could only take a few steps before beginning to breathe heavily.
  • He is entirely normal in his appearance but has the ability to breathe fire.
  • Then also he cannot breathe because it would be visible on film.
  • He was aged only fifty-five when he breathed his last in the hospital. Cited from Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3), by Isaac D'Israeli
  • Man breathes over twenty-five thousand times in twenty-four hours. Cited from How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions, Curry
  • It was the first time since his departure that she had ever breathed his name. Cited from Debit and Credit, by Gustav Freytag
  • The mother breathed deeply when she saw herself alone with her son. Cited from The Home or, Life in Sweden, by Fredrika Bremer
  • The youth breathed a legal atmosphere from morning till night all the year round. Cited from Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2, by George Hoar
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Meaning of breathe

  • verb Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    I can breathe better when the air is clean, The patient is respiring
  • verb Be alive
    Every creature that breathes
  • verb Impart as if by breathing
    He breathed new life into the old house
  • verb Allow the passage of air through
    Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear
  • verb Utter or tell
    not breathe a word
  • verb Manifest or evince
    She breathes the Christian spirit
  • verb Reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
    This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours