It was only by keeping in mid-river and moving rapidly enough to create a breeze through our cabin, that life was made tolerable.
If you breeze through it, you'll be a better man for all the rest of your life.
The whistling of the breeze through the rigging was music to the ear, and brought gladness to the heart of every one on board.
I'll open the doors at the other side, and we'll have a breeze through the hall.
A tremulous agitation ran through the crowd like the breeze through the corn.
There was no other sound, except the soughing of the breeze through the tree-tops.
Even in the camp almost always there had been a whisper of breeze through the pine trees, or the chatter of water over the rocks.
The breeze through the wide-flung bow-window was fluttering the papers on the desk and the map on the wall was flapping sidewise.
The breeze through the open door fanned the glowing wood into flame.
There was a thin lace drapery in the doorway to bring a breeze through and yet shield the occupant from the passer-by.
1560s, "north or northeast wind," from Old Spanish briza "cold northeast wind;" in West Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to "northeast trade wind," then "fresh wind from the sea." English sense of "gentle or light wind" is from 1620s. An alternative possibility is that the English word is from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong." The slang for "something easy" is American English, c.1928.
"move briskly," 1904, from breeze (n.). Related: Breezed; breezing.