Breathing

Breath"ing

(), n. 1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
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Subject to a difficulty of breathing.
Melmoth.
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2. Air in gentle motion.
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3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
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4. Aspiration; secret prayer. "Earnest desires and breathings after that blessed state." Tillotson.
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5. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
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Here is a lady that wants breathing too;
And I have heard, you knights of Tyre
Are excellent in making ladies trip.
Shak.
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6. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
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I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose.
Shak.
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7. Breathing place; vent. Dryden.
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8. Stop; pause; delay.
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You shake the head at so long a breathing.
Shak.
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9. 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.
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10. (Gr. Gram.) A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.
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Breathing place. (a) A pause. "That csura, or breathing place, in the midst of the verse." Sir P. Sidney. (b) A vent. -- Breathing time, pause; relaxation. Bp. Hall. -- Breathing while, time sufficient for drawing breath; a short time. Shak. -- Rough breathing (spiritus asper) (). See 2d Asper, n. -- Smooth breathing (spiritus lenis), a mark (') indicating the absence of the sound of h, as in 'ie`nai (ienai).
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