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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In a moment of desperation he utters the immortal, accursed plea "I'd give my soul to be Rod Stewart" - and, before he can catch breath - woosh!
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.
There was barely time to catch breath, as National III North title-chasing Fylde drew first blood in the opening minute with a penalty from their free-scoring fly-half Steve Nutt, who was to finish with a personal haul of 24 points.
The train journey from Cusco to Juliaca in Peru lasts around nine hours and, halfway, stops at La Raya for passengers to catch breath and indulge in a little shopping at a market beside the single-track line.
The international break weeks are somewhat of a staller when it comes to talking about League football, but they are also a good time to catch breath and reflect on events to date.
Tracks such as Speak, Spreading The Disease and the edgy anti-drugs plea The Needle Lies were played at such a relentless pace it was hard to catch breath and keep up.
Stuart, who was once the Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, Premier Automotive Group and, catch breath, Ford of Europe, has upped sticks and moved to 19 Group.