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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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"I just drew breath when I saw the sort of stuff which was said about her," Rudd said.
Mankind drew breath then added, "It's your fault we're in this mess," Man is fighting fellow man, We get no peace or rest."
The Dragons, who have now lost on their last nine visits to Ireland since October 2004, drew breath and, in rekindling the form that saw them win in Glasgow and at the Reivers recently, they were held up over the hosts' line three times in the opening half.