One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
inhale and exhale, respire, draw breathView synonyms
- ‘The old man remained nearly motionless, but he still drew breath.’
- ‘He talks knowledgeably and constantly, only drawing breath to puff on his cigarette.’
- ‘I drew breath like I was gonna start a long speech.’
- ‘He drew breath, clearly intending to continue.’
- ‘Photographing them gives me an excuse to briefly draw breath and to rapture.’
- ‘For as long as she drew breath she would fight for her baby.’
- ‘She drew breath as easily as she once did, and she could talk.’
- ‘She drew breath and poised herself between candor and discretion.’
- ‘He drew breath to say something, but the knight cut him off coldly.’
- ‘This is the place for drawing breath, plus a long, cool lime juice.’
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