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breathe (1 is imitated by later poets; 2 the opposite sense of ‘rest, pause’ is freq.)
1. to speak Wiv. IV. v. 2 “speak, breathe, discuss,” Ham. II. i. 44 “The youth you breathe of.”
2. to exercise briskly All'sW. II. iii. 272 “to breathe themselves upon thee.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.1
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