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  • n. the act of breathing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of breathing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A breathing.
  • n. In theology, the act by which the procession of the Holy Ghost is held to take place; also, the relation or notion so constituted.


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  • As we are utterly incapable of otherwise fixing the meaning of the mysterious mode affecting this relation of origin, we apply to it the name spiration, the signification of which is principally negative and by way of contrast, in the sense that it affirms a Procession peculiar to the Holy Ghost and exclusive of filiation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The old belief must be cast out or the new idea will be spilled, and the in - spiration, which is to change our standpoint, will be

    Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures

  • Usually I is called a different kind of spiration, a exaspiration.

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  • While there is worship in the “sing-spiration” part of the Sunday service, it alone does not constitute worship.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Therefore I train my monkey like a musician does learning his instrument for years - and the more I have learned to play my camera, the more I am ready to listen to the sizzling noise of approaching in-spiration.

    Light is Not Your Problem.

  • It was a mosaic of protest that drew its in-spiration from the rage, blood, and sorrow of generations of Iranian workers, students, women, slum dwell-ers, and soldiers.

    The Story of Parvin: Reflections on Hope in an Age of War and Intervention

  • This is why there is only one spiration; the spiration is always from the Father; but the Son is with the Father in the Spirit's being breathed forth by the Father, and thus distinctively interposes without detriment to the Spirit's full Godhead.

    The filioque V: replies to objections

  • On such an account, there can be no spiration without generation and no generation without spiration.

    The filioque IV: the issue narrowed further

  • The Spirit does not precede the Son, since the Son characterizes as Father the Father from whom the Spirit takes his origin, according to the Trinitarian order.9 But the spiration of the Spirit from the Father takes place by and through the two senses of dia in Greek the generation of the Son, to which it gives its Trinitarian character.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The Father only generates the Son by breathing (proballein in Greek) through him the Holy Spirit and the Son is only begotten by the Father insofar as the spiration (probolle in Greek) passes through him.

    Archive 2007-05-01


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