Gov. Richardson and I held our breaths, but kept our minds open and our hopes intact.
Rather, breaths all around me were wasted on rounds of hushed laughs and snickering.
They grunted and swore under their breaths as they slumped back into their seats.
The witnesses gawked in horror and fascination and held their breaths.
Stay here for 10 breaths, or until the restroom has opened up.
She and another woman sat by the fire talking under their breaths.
They seemed to think in whispers and to speak below their breaths.
His voice stopped for ten or twelve breaths, and then he began mumbling a prayer of some kind in Greek.
Stahl and the Bishop steered the boat and held their breaths.
Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
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.