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Exhale noisily as a sign of relief:‘they breathed a great sigh of relief after the election was won’
- ‘I walked out of school breathing a sigh of relief.’
- ‘She told herself to breathe a sigh of relief, but somehow the relief she'd expected didn't come.’
- ‘‘Thank you,’ I said finishing the speech and breathing a sigh of relief.’
- ‘‘Oh, good, you're here,’ he said, breathing a sigh of relief.’
- ‘Though reaching an agreement still looks tough, both parties are breathing a sigh of relief.’
- ‘But when you reach home, you shut the windows, switch on the fan, and relax, breathing a sigh of relief.’
- ‘And I suspect that a lot of people can be breathing a sigh of relief that those talks didn't go any farther than they did.’
- ‘Now, they're probably breathing a sigh of relief at the White House.’
- ‘You felt this too and your shoulders seemed to breathe a sigh of relief.’
- ‘Grateful for the relief and happy at the prospect of sleep, Ely breathed a sigh of relief.’
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