breath

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breath

1. the intake and expulsion of air during respiration
2. the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration
3. a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc

What does it mean when you dream about breath?

Many people have problems breathing during sleep, even if they do not have full-blown apnea, and this can be reflected in one’s dream life. If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.

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The baying crowd rarely caught breath during the hour-plus show spearheaded by no clear frontman, but an ensemble some of whom seemed to be no more than poorly dressed backing dancers.
How do I know these things," the mother asks her daughter, whose only response is a stream of images, the accidents of the day, held "still as caught breath.
The audience, en-masse, sighed and caught breath audibly and the dynamic and fervent pas-de-deux between Tom Ward and Simon Cooper aroused such emotion that, at the final curtain we all (me amongst them) leapt to our feet, weeping tears of real joy.