breathing out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n breathing out the act of expelling air from the lungs
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  • Lord Byron
    “For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.”
  • Richard A. Nelson
    Richard A. Nelson
    “When you are through improving yourself, you are out of the game. You learn until your last breath.”
  • Thomas Hardy
    “Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.”


In literature:

Maurice blew out his breath.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
What d' y' mane, scarin' the breath out of a body and blowing his ideas to limbo?
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
But Debby, breathing hard, had taken something from the bag, and was holding it out on the end of a knotted finger.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
She jerked, stiffened, closed her eyes and took a deep breath but she did not cry out.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
I didn't notice her until she was at my side, all out of breath.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
As they reached the gate, they were stopped by a servant, who was out of breath from running to overtake them.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
Tom drew all the breath he could find into his lungs and let it out in a weak shout.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Just as the breath we breathe out flies to the sun and back, before we breathe it in again.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
He made a gallant fight, but his breath gave out, and he lay at last flat on his back.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Bart drew a deep breath as the vast panorama of space opened out before him.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

In poetry:

In vain the feather'd warblers sing,
In vain the garden blooms,
And on the bosom of the spring
Breathes out her sweet perfumes.
"A Farewell To America to Mrs. S. W." by Phillis Wheatley
But at that moment someone clamped
his hand upon my mouth
so that I could not even let out my breath.
And I groped for the wall.
"Place of Pilgrimage" by Jaroslav Seifert
Close her out of this hour of grief,
And casting the earth on her, like a breath,
Sew her tenderly, that she may-
Reap her death!
"Lines To A Lady" by Djuna Barnes
The very air has hushed its breath,
And pauses in its hushing,
To hear the clouds that still as death,
Are out of darkness rushing.
"The Thunder Storm" by Albery Allson Whitman
Out of the death of leaves that rot
And ooze and weedy water,
My form was breathed to haunt this spot,
Death's immaterial daughter.
"The Fen-Fire" by Madison Julius Cawein
Ay, far away with some dearer one,
And hearing within your ear,
Breath'd out in love's low undertone
The vows that you loved to hear.
"A Parting" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

More than 4,000 county agencies and social service programs across the state were breathing easier yesterday, as state Treasurer Rob McCord began sending out their long-delayed state allocations for fiscal 2009-10.
COLUMBUS — After jumping out to a 15-2 first-quarter lead, St Henry had to hold its collective breath when Loudonville's C.J.
A remake of a 1996 Danish thriller, it's a pulsating, propulsive and nerve-wracking film that breathes new life into a genre whose tropes wore out long ago.
All those "NewsRadio" fans out there can breathe a sigh of relief.
Don't hold your breath for Lyles if Wandy is out.
He lets out so many big tired breaths that watching it will make you yawn your head off.
Take a deep breath and say it out loud.
Now that winter is just around the corner, allergy sufferers out there can breathe a sigh of relief.
Lyrics like "Breathing out, hoping to breathe in/I know nothing's wrong but I'm not convinced" give vague anxiety a taut physicality perfect for music strung between tension and release.
Microsoft brings out to breathe life into Hotmail tech talk nick DeLorenzo.
Take a deep breath in, then let it out.
Face transplant recipient can now eat solid foods, smell, breathe out of nose.
It didn't seem like a year had passed since I last lamented the crush of graduation coverage, but last Friday started with a deep breath and a sigh as I headed out to cover Othello and Connell's graduations.
Breathe in, breathe out, and enjoy life.
Breathe in, breathe out, enjoy life.

In science:

Acknowledgements. M.B. gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the ISSI Institute in Bern, where a part of this work was carried out within the framework of a Working Group on Heliospheric Breathing.
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure
The study of the breathing-mode frequency for intermediate couplings has been carried out by Astrakharchik et al.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Right panel: Breathing oscillations have damped out, leaving a dipolar oscillation of the bulk distribution, with clearly distinct solitons in the trap.
Non-thermal fixed points: universality, topology, & turbulence in Bose gases
On the other hand, the absence of a breathing mode would not necessarily rule out scalar-tensor gravity, because the strength of that mode depends on the nature of the source.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
On the other hand, the absence of a breathing mode would not necessarily rule out scalar-tensor gravity, because the strength of that mode depends on the nature of the source.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment