"Almost all pregnant women are short of breath and fatigued, which are the typical symptoms of heart failure," said Hameed.
A distraction—if not, perhaps, a breath of fresh air, exactly.
They would like to marry legally, though they are not holding their breath that it will happen any time soon.
I read it shortly after I, too, had had a child, and doing so was like finally letting go of a breath I had held for a year.
On the other, it provides some of the most dramatic moments of the World Cup as entire nations hold their breath.
Her voice broke here, but she caught her breath and went right on.
I crave for the balm of Nature, the anodyne of solitude, the breath of Mother Earth.
The breath was clearly the "element" the lack of which rendered the body inanimate.
Not a breeze can stir but it thrills us with the breath of autumn.
It was as if they had all been holding their breath till the worst was over.
Old English bræð "odor, scent, stink, exhalation, vapor" (Old English word for "air exhaled from the lungs" was æðm), from Proto-Germanic *bræthaz "smell, exhalation" (cf. Old High German bradam, German Brodem "breath, steam"), from PIE root *gwhre- "to breathe, smell."
The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
A single respiration.