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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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We are proud to have nurtured this national talent and are anticipating with combined held breath the dawn of a new age in Al Wasl football," Bin Bayat said.
That is, with gritted teeth, tensed shoulders, held breath, and arms locked in place as though gripping the air.
On most pulmonary function testing machines, after the patient inspires to total lung capacity with the test gas, a manual or automatic valve can be selected to close so that the patient's held breath rests tightly against a valve or obstruction.
25) While the longest held breath ever reported was reputed to last from over eight minutes to fifteen minutes, (26) and this author and others have consistently been able to sustain a single note for over forty seconds, sung phrases in the vocal literature lasting more than fifteen to twenty seconds are rare.
We spread across the temperate world as if it would last forever, while millennia's held breath bubbled Greenland ice flowing surface-forward, an extended glance of light.