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Synonyms for breath

Synonyms for breath

the vital principle or animating force within living beings

the act or process of breathing

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air breathed out, evidenced by vapor, odor, or heat

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Synonyms for breath

the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

an indirect suggestion

a slight movement of the air

References in classic literature ?
And Clifford, --in his abortive decay, with the mystery of fearful crime upon him, and the close prison-atmosphere yet lurking in his breath, --how had he transformed himself into the simplest child, whom Phoebe felt bound to watch over, and be, as it were, the providence of his unconsidered hours
It startled the breath out of me, for an instant; it also showed me that I was lost, and had no sort of idea where I was.
He really had no breath to spare, and it was very alarming to see him laugh.
It shook with his measured breath, as he gave out the psalm; it threw its obscurity between him and the holy page, as he read the Scriptures; and while he prayed, the veil lay heavily on his uplifted countenance.
Never more shall British seamen going into action have to trust the success of their valour to a breath of wind.
The idea of Bagheera being a stray fawn upset Mowgli altogether, and he laughed and caught his breath, and sobbed and laughed again, till he had to jump into a pool to make himself stop.
Yes, my sister, my splendour, it shall be Beatrice's task to nurse and serve thee; and thou shalt reward her with thy kisses and perfumed breath, which to her is as the breath of life.
Once outside the walls of the Emerald City he dashed along the road to the West with fast and violent leaps that shook the breath out of the boy and filled the Scarecrow with wonder.
Nikita wished to lead him farther, but Vasili Andreevich, in his two fur coats, was so out of breath that he could not walk farther and dropped into the sledge.
The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could.
I never befo' seen such a cyclone as dat," he exclaimed as soon as he had recovered his breath.
The Queen gasped, and sat down: the rapid journey through the air had quite taken away her breath and for a minute or two she could do nothing but hug the little Lily in silence.
If I have enough breath left with which to reach that little house, I may be saved," he said to himself.
The man took a long breath and returned to his task.
During the whole process of getting started, the little girl had kept up an uninterrupted stream of comments and questions, until the somewhat dazed Nancy found herself quite out of breath trying to keep up with her.