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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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Then there was one long, deep, wearily drawn breath.
The defending champions were a goal down before they had hardly drawn breath.
When prop Ryan Harford crossed after collecting Kristian Baller's floated pass, Ponty had put 17 points on the board before poor Ammanford had drawn breath, although they did manage a penalty by Craig Maloney to stem the visitors' points rush.