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breathing (1 cf. ‘Hide not thy ear at my breathing, at my cry’ Lamentations iii. 55)
1. utterance Ant. I. iii. 14 “to give to my purpose.”
2. pause, rest, delay Ado II. i. 380 “so long a breathing,” Lucr. 1720 “Untimely breathings.”
3. exercise All'sW. I. ii. 17 “sick For breathing and exploit,” Per. II. iii. 101; so breathing-time “of day” Ham. V. ii. 181.
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