breathe

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breathe

The property of a layer of a material that permits air and/or moisture to pass through it without damaging the layer.
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I breathed again - he was only stunned by the fall.
All remaining quiet, however, during the whole of this Friday, and on this Friday night, and no new discoveries being made, confidence began to be restored, and the most timid and desponding breathed again.
Villefort leaned on the back of an arm-chair, for as the minister of police went on speaking he felt his legs bend under him; but when he learned that the unknown had escaped the vigilance of the agent who followed him, he breathed again.