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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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He also announced that it is necessary to take a break to catch breath before the European parliamentary elections in 2009.
50pm): THERE'S hardly ever any time to catch breath during an episode of Law and Order, such is the pace of the programming - and tonight is no different.
Photo: Stopping to catch breath is a frequent requirement on towering Mount Shasta.
JACKSON IRVINE 6 Rarely stopped to catch breath but often snarled up in cramped, messy midfield battle.
Such bewilderment extended to the stands as supporters paused briefly to catch breath after a remarkable, ridiculous, roller-coaster 90 minutes.
THERE'S hardly a minute to catch breath for the world's top golfers who are battling it out in the climax of the prestigious World Golf Championship this evening before quickly turning their attention to the year's final major, the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.
NEW girl on the WAG block Sophie-Leigh Anderson has hardly paused to catch breath this summer.
Posh fans had had no time to catch breath when Boyd stole clear down the left and his cut back into the area found Mackail-Smith, whose low shot took a slight deflection off Kay and spun away from Bennett inside the far post.
This can be such a busy time of the year it can be hard to catch breath, but your sticking power can go up several notches.
In normal circumstances, the weekend would provide much-needed chance to catch breath, but the chance would be a fine thing for the Blues, who have now crossed the border to play River Plate - champions of Argentina on 33 occasions - in Edmonton.