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1[in singular] A person's ability to breathe freely during exercise, after having been out of breath:‘he seemed to falter halfway through the race before finding his second wind’
- ‘After looking set to fade, Caradak got a second wind and ran on again for third, finishing a length adrift.’
- ‘Suddenly, at the very point of disaster, when I have hit what mountain climbers and runners call ‘the wall,’ I get a second wind.’
- ‘Colon gets a second wind and throws 98 mph in the late innings.’
- ‘Cornish had a second wind in the final 10 minutes before the break when they added two more tries.’
- ‘Thankfully I have caught a second wind and I hang with Alison and the guides for a couple of miles.’
- 1.1 A new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort:‘she gained a second wind during the campaign and turned the opinion polls around’
- ‘National (and the minor centre-right parties) have caught a second wind.’
- ‘But still we hope for New Orleans to hold on and find a second wind and put itself together for a long and painful convalescence.’
- ‘I'm off to work in the pub in half an hour and hopefully I'm going to find a second wind - either that or I'm going to fall asleep on my bike.’
- ‘Has this given law enforcement a second wind, a boost?’
- ‘And then you have to remember, that sometimes a person gets a second wind and pushes themselves to their limits and produce more.’
- ‘Any time I even think about this being too tough, I look at her and I get a second wind.’
- ‘His presence throughout the second half of the journey gave our team a much-needed second wind.’
- ‘However, Drago somehow found a second wind and produced a magnificent break of 113 before levelling the match at 8-8.’
- ‘When I got the strength and my second wind, I packed up the jeep with some of the kids' toys and clothes.’
- ‘Professor Bunyip's recent break from blogging has given him a second wind.’
- ‘A super-efficient action and recent operations have seen McGrath's career get a second wind.’
- ‘This CD and DVD capture the triumphant second wind of a career that had hit the wall.’
- ‘And then the second wind hits at about 8 and another sleepless night rolls around again.’
- ‘I didn't get much writing done, but I had time to think and plan and get a good second wind to carry on with my novel.’
- ‘We were shell-shocked at first but seemed to get a second wind.’
- ‘Don't be surprised if it gives him a second wind.’
- ‘At first Marx hoped that revolution in Europe would gain a second wind.’
- ‘I'm off to bed; I'm absolutely exhausted, though I seem to have found a second wind.’
- ‘Slowly I began to get a second wind so that by 5 o'clock I really felt as if I was doing some fairly decent writing again.’
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