breathed

Definitions

  • Breathed in his Face 339
    Breathed in his Face 339
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj breathed uttered without voice "could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'","voiceless whispers"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ALL WAS SO QUIET THAT HE COULD HEAR EVERY BREATH HE DREW ALL WAS SO QUIET THAT HE COULD HEAR EVERY BREATH HE DREW
LARVA OF BAËTIS, WITH BREATHING PADDLES, MAGNIFIED LARVA OF BAËTIS, WITH BREATHING PADDLES, MAGNIFIED
"Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there." "Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes
    • breathed Endowed with breath; exercised.
    • breathed Out of breath.
    • breathed In philology, uttered with breath as distinguished from voice; surd or mute.
    • breathed In compounds, having that capacity for breathing indicated by the prefix; as, short-breathed.
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.”
  • Harper Lee
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
  • Sir Nathan Rothschild
    Sir Nathan Rothschild
    “I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir%20Walter%20Scott
    “Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

Idioms

Bated breath - If someone says they're waiting with bated breath, they're very excited and find it difficult to be patient.('Baited breath' is a common mistake.)
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Breathe down your neck - If someone follows you or examines what you're doing very closely, they are breathing down your neck.
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Breathe life into - If you breathe life into something, you give people involved more energy and enthusiasm again. ('Breathe new life' is also used.)
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Breathe your last - When you breathe your last, you die.
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Don't hold your breath - If you are told not to hold your breath, it means that you shouldn't have high expectations about something.
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Take your breath away - If something takes your breath away, it astonishes or surprises you.
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Under your breath - If you say something under your breath, you whisper or say it very quietly.
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Usage

In literature:

Now the tense crowd listened, hardly breathing, now it broke into wild applause.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
But even while she held her breath, gazing at him, a change came over the radiant features.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
It was a gray day, touched with the smoky breath of Autumn, with all the country veiled in softest haze.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
It was something to be breathed in and felt.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
I want to get my breath first.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
She thought she felt a chilly breath sweep over her cheek.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
In the fear that gripped her she could hardly breathe, and to think was only to invite added agonies of apprehension.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
The most offensive breath occurs where there is necrosis, or gangrene, of the lungs.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The bitter breath from the north-east stung his cheeks with its fierce caresses.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Before she could draw breath, Lydia moved and was changed.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Breathing hard, and sobbing with anger under her breath, she stared at Barber.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He had been unable to hold his breath under the water, and it was filling his lungs.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
She drew a deep and trembling breath, as if she were struggling for air.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
The man only heard his own quickened breathing.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
Breath-control implies that no breath is wasted, that every particle of breath, as it comes out, is converted into voice.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
Tapping seized the opportunity to come out in the street and breathe the air.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Too much breath or too little breath is bad.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
He heard her breath come quicker, saw the fingers which gathered up her cards shake.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She let out her breath.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
Then, of a sudden, I stopped breathing.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

There was no tragic transit,
No catch of breath,
When silent seasons inched me
On to this death….
"The Dead Man Walking" by Thomas Hardy
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind."
Away from here,
And I shall greet thy passing breath
Without a tear.
"To Winter" by Eugene O Neill
A dewdrop
It is not, my heart, on a flower
Fallen; yet
With a breath of wind
My concern grows deeper.
"A dewdrop" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Still Death, that draws so near,
Is it hope you bring, or fear?
Is it only ease of breath,
Still Death?
"In Time of Sickness" by Robert Fuller Murray
What a bridal night is this!
Cold will be the dagger's kiss;
Laden with the chill of death
Is its breath.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf VIII. -- Gudrun" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I leave the crowded streets,
The hum of busy life,
Its clamor and its strife,
To breathe thy perfumed sweets.
"Summer Hours" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

A Caledonia man trapped under his lawn mower and breaths away from death credits his neighbors and rescue teams for saving his life.
Here are 5 different types of breathing exercises to help you: slow down, relax, detox and activate your core.
I am sure they are long gone and there was no reason to suspect the person would have gone after the children, but I can breathe a little easier.
Yoga & Breathing for Anxiety and Depression.
Everyone should breath a major sigh of relief that basketball wunderkind Ricky Ledo will not verbalize his choice of college at a Providence bar, which appeared to be the plan as recently as this past weekend.
CLEARFIELD — Having more compressed natural gas stations along the Interstate 15 corridor allows everyone to breathe a little easier.
About 8 million people go to the Emergency Room each year for shortness of breath and chest pain.
Unable to breathe, she fought for her life.
With the fragile harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel and the witty, captivating lyrics of Bob Dylan, Milk Carton Kids are a breath of fresh air for contemporary folk music.
Charlie Crist has become a walking, breathing example of how to fumble away a party nomination.
The Climate Cataclysm Is Not Nigh "We have some room to breathe," a scientist reports.
Edison's Last Breath (Or Is It?).
Many on-scene reported Ms McMillan had trouble breathing after she was tackled and handcuffed by law enforcement.
Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress.
The incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity of Ted Nugent have carved him a permanent place among the legends of rock.
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In science:

Three are transverse to the direction of propagation, with two representing quadrupolar deformations and one representing a monopole “breathing” deformation.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Scalar-tensor gravitational waves can in addition contain the transverse breathing mode (c).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
The junction conditions allow time-dependent matter on the visible brane only if one is willing to allow time evolution for the breathing modulus of the Calabi-Yau threefold or the proper distance of the orbifold planes (or possibly some other moduli).
Hubble Law and Brane Matter after Ekpyrosis
M5 is the five-dimensional Planck mass, R is the five-dimensional Ricci scalar, φ is the breathing modulus of the Calabi-Yau threefold and AABCD is a four-form gauge field with field strength F = dA.
Hubble Law and Brane Matter after Ekpyrosis
The motivation for the second condition is that the breathing modulus φ is related to the Newton’s constant measured on the brane.
Hubble Law and Brane Matter after Ekpyrosis
However, additional fields can only help if they couple to the breathing modulus φ in such a manner as to contribute new time-dependent terms to its equation of motion.
Hubble Law and Brane Matter after Ekpyrosis
Note the latter (top left) is a spherically symmetric ‘breathing’ mode, while the rest have non-symmetric shapes.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
We now take a deep breath preparing for the last stretch of the proof, and consider the case of arbitrary F := Fσ (u) − {I , J, K, L}.
Moduli stacks $\bar{L}_{g,S}$
As , breathing mode displacement breaks the vacancy local symmetry.10,25 Contrary to Ga vacancy, the volume of the As vacancy increases as electrons are added and shrinks when electrons are removed.
Self-vacancies in Gallium Arsenide: an ab initio calculation
RQA has been applied to sEMG, heart rate variability, breathing patterns, EEG, etc.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Three are transverse to the direction of propagation, with two representing quadrupolar deformations and one representing an axisymmetric “breathing” deformation.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
Three are transverse to the direction of propagation, with two representing quadrupolar deformations and one representing a monopolar “breathing” deformation.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
The two low-lying radial modes correspond to fast oscillations with strong compression character (“radial breathing mode”) and with pure surface character (“radial quadrupole mode”).
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
The “radial breathing mode” is a compression mode, for which the radius of the sample oscillates.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
A comparison of the axial mode data from Innsbruck and the measurements on the radial breathing mode from Duke University with mean-field BCS theory showed reasonable agreement [116, 121, 117].
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
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