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Respire  v. i.  (past & past part. respired; pres. part. respiring)  
1.
To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment. "Here leave me to respire." "From the mountains where I now respire."
2.
(Physiol.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood.






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"Respire" Quotes from Famous Books



... long vale retires, the ample scene, Warm with new grace and beauty, seems to live. Lives! all is animation! beauty! hope! Snatched from the dark and dreamless grave, so late, Shall I pass silent, now first issuing forth, To feel again thy fragrance, to respire Thy breath, to hail thy look, thy living look, O Nature! Let me the deep joy contrast, Which now the inmost heart like music fills, With the sick chamber's sorrows, oft from morn, Silent, till lingering eve, save when the sound ...
— The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1 • William Lisle Bowles

... also true in many schools that the number occupying a room of the dimensions supposed is considerably greater than I have estimated. Moreover, in many instances, a great proportion of the larger scholars will respire the ...
— Popular Education - For the use of Parents and Teachers, and for Young Persons of Both Sexes • Ira Mayhew

... the influence of oxygen. Thus the decomposition of saccharine liquids, which is the consequence of the life of fungi without air, is scarcely perceptible, and so is of no practical importance. Their aerial life, on the other hand, in which they respire and accomplish their process of oxidation under the influence of free oxygen is a normal phenomenon, and one of prolonged duration which cannot fail to strike the least thoughtful of observers. We ...
— The Harvard Classics Volume 38 - Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology) • Various

... evenements differents, mais avec une seule cause, celle de la liberte reguliere. —TOCQUEVILLE, 1st May 1852, OEuvres Inedites, ii. 185. Me trouvant dans un pays ou la religion et le liberalisme sont d'accord, j'avais respire.—J'exprimais ce sentiment, il y a plus de vingt ans, dans l'avant-propos de la Democratie. Je l'eprouve aujourd'hui aussi vivement que si j'etais encore jeune, et je ne sais s'il y a une seule pensee qui ait ete plus constamment presente ...
— Lectures on Modern history • Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

... trepas est donc ton seule asile! Ah! dans la tombe, au moins, repose enfin tranquille! Ce beau lac, ces flots purs, ces fleurs, ces gazons frais, Ces pales peupliers, tout t'invite a la paix. Respire, donc, enfin, de tes tristes chimeres. Vois accourir vers toi les epoux, et les meres. Contemple les amans, qui viennent chaque jour, Verser sur ton tombeau les larmes de l'amour! Vois ce groupe d'enfans, se jouant sous l'ombrage, Qui de leur liberte viennent te rendre hommage; Et dis, ...
— Tales and Novels, Vol. V - Tales of a Fashionable Life • Maria Edgeworth

... us, for we cannot breathe air twice over, is the very life and support of plants and vegetables that grow upon the surface of the earth. It is the same also under the surface in the great bodies of water, for fishes and other animals respire upon the same principle, though not exactly by contact with the open air. They respire by the oxygen which is dissolved from the air by the water, and form carbonic acid; and they all move about to produce the one great ...
— The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science • Various



Words linked to "Respire" :   exhale, hyperventilate, respiration, respiratory, undergo, hiccough, breathe out, snore, suspire, respirator, choke, inhale, saw wood, breathe in, wheeze, inspire, saw logs, sigh



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