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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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Life for today's teens resembles one of the ubiquitous teen blogs: random, breathless and intensely personal.
The 10-track album is packed with hits including Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, High School Confidential, Breathless and What'd I Say.
Three years ago she began to get breathless and tired.
Fitkowski saw the pope in 2000 at World Youth Day and remembers feeling breathless and speechless when the pope looked into his eyes and made the sign of the cross.
Insidious villains, plot twists and turns set a breathless pace that MacNee is well capable of maintaining.
The camera alternates between shots of total "subjectivity," in which we see through her eyes as she runs at a breathless pace, and a calmer pan over the surrounding landscape - an oscillation between emotional identification and objective detachment.
These mates put on a ninetyminute show of bravura footwork that leaves you breathless.
Perhaps equally "chilling" are scenes in which a chimpanzee assails a smaller primate in a breathless pursuit high in the trees, and a group of chimps form an organized mob to ruthlessly persecute one of their own kind who has run afoul of the social structure.
An initial chase proves viscerally jarring when a rusty nail goes through a kid's foot, and a fight to the death is noteworthy for its true-to-life awkwardness and breathless exertion.
Award-winning Dale takes your breath away with his breathless, energetic reading of so many voices and emotions.
This tune now has the original vocal fully cleared and has been released as the Breathless mix package and the Vandit mixes.
A straight-up sex farce, a convoluted coming-out tale, and a spoof of Hollywood's worldwide cultural domination, the English-subtitled Mouth to Mouth has to race at a breathless clip to get through its multiple plots and themes in 96 minutes.