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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 said: "I can think of five points we've lost without even drawing breath - Manchester United, Fulham, Bolton, West Brom straight away.
Hearts were drawing breath yesterday after failing to land Mark McGhee as manager and chief executive Campbell Ogilvie will look to other targets this week after talks with Romanov.
On the surface, the city does appear to be drawing breath after the completion of the very successful Bull Ring re-development.