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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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Every time I looked up it was still there, laid out in front of me But I got over it, and soon wound my way up its glorious landscape, catching breath momentarily before the most glorious of descents towards Builth Wells.
Japan and Europe, whose economies are still catching breaths after having their winds knocked out by the financial meltdown.