Breathing while

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Breathing while time sufficient for drawing breath; a short time.
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Quotations

  • Elisabeth Bishop
    Elisabeth Bishop
    “What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?”

Usage

In literature:

He turned it over several times, while Adonis looked on, gasping for breath, but unnoticed.
"In The Palace Of The King" by F. Marion Crawford
I don't want you to breathe my name, or even think of me while you are there.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
He shivered and shook while he got his breath, and never for a second did he take his eyes from his back trail.
"Happy Jack" by Thornton Burgess
Once more they set to work, Sam watching them while trying to get back his breath and strength.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
The heart still remains true to its duty, and while it just lives it feeds the breathing power.
"Grappling with the Monster" by T. S. Arthur
She gazes earnestly thitherward, and her breath comes thick and short, while her heart seems rising into her throat.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
He looked them over carefully while the court held its breath.
"McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2" by Various
A light breathing came from her slender nose, while round her somewhat large mouth played a vague smile.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
Thrusting his nose out, he sniffed cautiously for a while and then drew several long breaths.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
One more breath to beg for forgiveness, to defend himself, explain; while bit by bit the place he had lived in gave up his secret.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Then she jumped to the ground; while he, hot and perspiring, leaned against a tree to draw breath.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
She held her breath while she awaited them.
"The Inner Shrine" by Basil King
You walk along slowly, or sit down a while and get your breath again.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Yet only for an instant, only while she stopped to draw breath, did she hesitate.
"Life and Gabriella" by Ellen Glasgow
The cold air stung his face, made breathing better, and after a while he looked up.
"How It Happened" by Kate Langley Bosher
All were brave hearts in the hidden canoe, but they held their breath while that silent file passed by.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She lay still for a moment listening to his breathing, while memory recalled what had passed between them previous to her retiring.
"Elsie's New Relations" by Martha Finley
It was too late, she was thinking; as if it were ever too late to make amends, to atone, while we have still breath and life!
"If Only etc." by Francis Clement Philips and Augustus Harris
Once in a while a faint murmur came from his harp, but it was a mere breathing of sound, and he turned restlessly in his chair.
"Prince Lazybones and Other Stories" by Mrs. W. J. Hays
It breathed like waiting beasts outside, While soft feet made the shingles slide.
"Carolina Chansons" by DuBose Heyward and Hervey Allen
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In poetry:

From breaths of every sacred isle
By which my Muses move,
Released from battle's claim a while,
In Brendan voyage of Love;
"A Keynote [Extract]" by Bernard O Dowd
I love the Lord; he bowed his ear,
And chased my griefs away;
O let my heart no more despair,
While I have breath to pray!
"Psalm 116 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Then leafy silence, that is musk
With breath of the magnolia-tree,
While dwindles, moon-white, through the dusk
Her drapery.
"Tones" by Madison Julius Cawein
The lake is like a mirror dim
With no disturbing breath to mar,
While o'er a lonely fell there burns
One white vespernal star.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
The fir-top floats, an airy isle,
High o'er the mossy ground;
Harmonious silence breathes the while
In scent instead of sound.
"Songs of the Summer Nights" by George MacDonald
Our souls shall draw their heav'nly breath
While Jesus finds supplies;
Nor shall our graces sink to death,
For Jesus never dies.
"Hymn 5" by Isaac Watts

In news:

If you speak with Florine Tripp for a while, you'll hear her start to lose her breath.
Nicholas Grzegozewski, charged with assault & battery on law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, driving under the influence 2nd in 10 years, unreasonable refusal of breath test, possession of a firearm while intoxicated in Woodbridge.
City voters, in overwhelming numbers, said "yes" last week to raising the minimum wage , and while the City Council does have the power to overturn the vote, don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen.
Many Chicagoans breathed a sigh of relief, while city officials expressed disappointment and quick resolve to forge ahead with NATO.
One climber might have no trouble breathing, while the other can barely pull in enough oxygen to survive.
In April 2008, some pilots flying the Air Force's vaunted F-22 Raptor began reporting trouble breathing while in the air.
Barry Edwards said he doesn't want a big mobile home, just a small trailer where he can breathe while gutting the flood-ravaged first floor of his Canal Street house.
That would help people breathe easier and reduce public health costs, while boosting the state's economy.
In the tradition of my post a while back on how to reuse skate decks, here is a passel of ideas about how to breathe new life into ceramic dishes—broken or unbroken.
KIM CLINITE grabs a breath while swimming the 200 individual medley for Sonora High School.
Appearing at food festivals across the country, Scope introduced its latest collection of products featuring new Dual-Blast technology, which helps eliminate strong food odors, such as onion and garlic, while killing bad breath germs.
If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, or other signs of a heart attack while shoveling , call 9-1-1.
Posture And Breathing Mary Ann demonstrates how to maintain good posture while exercising.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which blocked or narrowed breathing passages cause people to snore and stop breathing briefly while asleep.
So, I'm sitting on press row at Comcast Center, covering my mouth and saying under my breath "what the hell is happening", except that I threw in a few popular four letter expletives while I was muttering to myself.
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In science:

The final configuration finds 6 of the 8 (initially) participating sites at the vortex with nearzero amplitudes, while only two sites (shown by solid and dashed line) remain excited in an asymmetric configuration with a long-lived breathing (weak) exchange of power between them, mediated principally by the central site.
Stabilizing the Discrete Vortex of Topological Charge S=2
Note the latter (top left) is a spherically symmetric ‘breathing’ mode, while the rest have non-symmetric shapes.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
General relativity predicts only the first two transverse quadrupolar modes, independently of the source, while scalar-tensor gravitational waves can in addition contain the transverse breathing mode.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
The mode has the breathing symmetry (mode 2) for σ far below σc , while it changes and becomes quadrupole-like (mode 3) as σ approaches the critical value σc .
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
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