Her voice broke here, but she caught her breath and went right on.
For one breath there was an appalling silence on the mountainside.
The breath was clearly the "element" the lack of which rendered the body inanimate.
"We get a share in all this," Clif heard one of them whisper under his breath.
It was as if they had all been holding their breath till the worst was over.
"We are not losing anything," said the pilot, holding his breath.
Duncan almost held his breath, for there were signs of a storm.
“If you think so—” murmured Margaret, and stopped for breath.
At the end of the round, the big man was heaving for breath like a foundered horse.
Why not for ever and for ever feel That breath about my eyes?
breath O.E. bræð "odor, scent, stink, exhalation, vapor" (O.E. word for "air exhaled from the lungs" was æðm), from P.Gmc. *bræthaz "smell, exhalation" (cf. O.H.G. bradam, Ger. Brodem "breath, steam"), from PIE base *gwhre- "to breathe, smell."