BREATHE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BREATHE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
breathe
 v.  respire; inhale and exhale air
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Scarlett obediently sat down before the tray, wondering if she would be able to get any food into her stomach and still have room to breathe.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  "I won't," he finally managed to breathe, never dreaming that she was thinking he looked like a calf waiting for the butcher.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  And if you so much as breathe to her where the fighting is, I'll sell you South as sure as gun's iron.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  She sank down on the steps of the church and buried her head in her hands until she could breathe more easily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  The torturing stays no longer pinched her waist and she could breathe deeply and quietly to the bottom of her lungs and her abdomen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  When she thought of the possibility of this final insult to Tara, her heart pounded so hard she could scarcely breathe.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  She could not breathe; he was choking her; her stays were like a swiftly compressing band of iron; his arms about her made her shake with helpless hate and fury.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  At the mention of Melanie, Scarlett began to breathe hard and could scarcely restrain herself from crying out the whole story, that only honor kept Ashley with Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury; it was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  You might as well say that the only way not to think about air is to have enough to breathe.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
11  But he would see clearer, breathe freer in her presence: she was at once the dead weight at his breast and the spar which should float them to safety.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  We sat and watched the long bowed back under the blue sheet, scarcely daring to breathe.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
13  She was beginning to breathe hard again.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
14  The young hounds go laughing and singing too much already through the woods, when they ought not to breathe louder than a fox in his cover.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
15  The younger men were content with touching his robe, or even drawing nigh his person, in order to breathe in the atmosphere of one so aged, so just, and so valiant.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
Example Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
16  Even the air you breathe is micro-filtered for outside contaminants.
17  Just then Jim begun to breathe heavy; next he begun to snore -- and then I was pretty soon comfortable again.
18  My great-grandfather, eldest son of the Duke of Bridgewater, fled to this country about the end of the last century, to breathe the pure air of freedom; married here, and died, leaving a son, his own father dying about the same time.
19  When we breathe normally we find the action caused by the breathing is at the centre of the body, and the respiratory muscles are energized.
20  It may harm him in some States like Pennsylvania, but other areas - notably Florida, which was facing retaliatory tariffs from EU - may breathe a quiet sigh of relief.
21  A scuba set is an independent breathing set that provides a diver with the breathing gas necessary to breathe underwater during diving.
22  I had just popped out for a breath of fresh air,and missed your telephone call.
23  He drew in a breath of fresh country air.
24  The woman spoke almost without pausing for breath.
25  Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.
26  It was mere waste of breath to argue with a person in so unreasonable a state of mind.
27  The Chairman's remarks were so astounding that the audience listened to him with bated breath.
28  She couldn't get her breath and had to be thumped on the back.
29  Baby you've done enough that cut your breath.
30  The beautiful view from the top of the mountain took my breath away.