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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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I tell you she would resist, to the last breath in her body, the vile injustice which has struck at the helpless children, through the calamity of their father's death
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.