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  • v. To exhale.
  • v. To exhale (something).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. expel air


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  • But God hath yet done none of this, but hath patiently forborne thee, and mercifully upheld thee, and given thee that breath which thou didst breathe out against him, and given those mercies which thou did sacrifice to thy flesh, and afforded thee that provision, which thou spentest to satisfy thy greedy throat; he gave thee every minute of that time which thou didst waste in idleness, or drunkenness, or worldliness: and doth not all his patience and mercy shew that he desired not thy damnation?

    A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live

  • Page 135 the whippowill; and many a poor fellow did breathe out his life in those gloomy shades, with the weird requiem of "whippowill" filling all the space of sound about him.

    How a one-legged rebel lives : reminiscences of the Civil War,

  • While at Mrs. Barr's we borrowed "Shirley" from Mattie Newcombe, I read it aloud, some parts of it spoke so to my heart that I seemed to breathe out myself in reading them.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • I'm like poor Mamelta, he thought -- I have to remember to speak, to breathe out while I move my lips and tongue.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • Both in the same bed, we embraced each other with convulsive transport; we were almost suffocated; and when our young hearts found sufficient relief to breathe out our indigination, we sat up in the bed, and with all our force, repeated a hundred times, Carnifex!

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • "stealing a few hours from the night," and generally breathe out their tender vows, not beneath the "milk-white thorn," but by the soft dim light of the birch-wood fire; the older members of the family retiring and leaving the lovers to their own sweet society.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America


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