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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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I mean, if it was me, if it was my daughter or granddaughter, if there was the slightest, tiniest chance she was somehow out there, I would go on looking for her until the last day I drew breath.
As O'Mahony drew breath after an amazing Bank of Ireland All-Ireland final draw he summed up the feelings in the Galway camp by revealing:"It was lost, it was almost won but in the end a draw was probably a fair result.
Far from this being just another broken promise by Labour, it now appears that there are at least 882 such Quangos, 40% of which were set up by the Government since 1997,16 of which first drew breath in the last 12 months and at an annual cost to the tax payer of a staggering pounds 124bn.
After he drew breath, I let him know in no uncertain terms that he was wasting police time and, I am afraid, used the old phrase 'Have you nothing better to do?