Breathing to Brent
1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
Subject to a difficulty of breathing.
2. Air in gentle motion.
3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
4. Aspiration; secret prayer. "Earnest desires and breathings after that blessed state." Tillotson.
5. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
Here is a lady that wants breathing too;
And I have heard, you knights of Tyre
Are excellent in making
6. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose.
7. Breathing place; vent. Dryden.
8. Stop; pause; delay.
You shake the head at so long a breathing.
9. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth,
etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.
10. (Gr. Gram.) A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing,
Breathing place. (a) A pause. "That cæsura, or breathing place, in the midst of the verse." Sir P. Sidney.
(b) A vent. Breathing time, pause; relaxation. Bp. Hall. Breathing while, time sufficient for
drawing breath; a short time. Shak. Rough breathing (spiritus asper) See 2d Asper, n. Smooth
breathing a mark (') indicating the absence of the sound of h, as in 'ie`nai
1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.
2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a
holding of the breath; as, breathless attention.
But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.
3. Dead; as, a breathless body.
(Breath"less*ly), adv. In a breathless manner.
(Breath"less*ness), n. The state of being breathless or out of breath.
(||Brec"cia) n. [It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. brèche; of German origin. See Breach.]
(Geol.) A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc.,
united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.