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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A federal appeals court breathed new life into California's legislative term-limits law Tuesday by agreeing to reconsider last month's ruling that struck down the initiative.
Lynne Taylor-Corbett's "Diary" was a predictable, jazz-inspired love duet--corny, but beautifully performed by Leslie Carothers and Andrew Carroll, who breathed new life into the cliche.
Critics agreed that Nick and Jessica breathed new life into the variety format, showcasing their singing and comedic talents in a series of sketches and musical performances with such guests as Jewel, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Rogers, baseball Hall of Fame star Johnny Bench, Mr.