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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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No longer the darting run down dead ends, the desperate chase for the unreachable, the wasted breath on the unobtainable.
And we each earn it: by every cruelty, by every complacency, by every missed opportunity: wasted time, wasted fuel, wasted breath.
I've tried to talk to him about it, but it was wasted breath, so now I don't bother.