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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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Our sorrow is great, but our consolation is that we are true believers saying goodbye to a true believer," Karami the son said in his statement, pledging to follow his father's footsteps and policy approaches, in word and deed, till the last breath.
that last breath matters - but it was never intended for us to decide when the last breath is breathed.
Irrespective of the noise from delivery lorries having to be endured by local residents and gridlock from increased traffic, it will suck the last breath out of the already struggling High Street.