breathing

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He listened and could tell by the continued heavy and regular breathing of his chum that Tom was still asleep.
There is a difference in their very breathing: they change from moment to moment.--This woman whom you have just seen, for example: how would you paint her voice, pray?
Whilst asleep she looked stronger, although more haggard, and her breathing was softer.
The waves have now a redder glow - The hours are breathing faint and low - And when, amid no earthly moans, Down, down that town shall settle hence, Hell, rising from a thousand thrones, Shall do it reverence.
A moment after the fairy's entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in.
For an instant he seemed to see this unnatural contest between a dead intelligence and a breathing mechanism only as a spectator--such fancies are in dreams; then he regained his identity almost as if by a leap forward into his body, and the straining automaton had a directing will as alert and fierce as that of its hideous antagonist.
Here he no longer heard the horse's movements or the whistling of the wind, but only Nikita's breathing. At first and for a long time Nikita lay motionless, then he sighed deeply and moved.
All this while the little fat musicker was breathing the notes:
Breathing is intermediate between the two: we normally breathe without the help of the will, but we can alter or stop our breathing if we choose.