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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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They barely caught breath as each song steamrollered into the next.
The baying crowd rarely caught breath during the hour-plus show spearheaded by no clear frontman, but an ensemble some of whom seemed to be no more than poorly dressed backing dancers.
How do I know these things," the mother asks her daughter, whose only response is a stream of images, the accidents of the day, held "still as caught breath.