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Respire  v. t.  
To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe. "A native of the land where I respire The clear air for a while."
To breathe out; to exhale. (R.)

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"Respire" Quotes from Famous Books

... himself in arms, and brought up his forces in array. Hannibal, in extreme grief, called his Carthaginians together to an harangue; and vehemently prayed them, to fight today worthily of all their former successes; "For you see," said he, "how, after such great victories, we have not liberty to respire, nor to repose ourselves, though victors; unless we drive this man back." Then the two armies joining battle, fought fiercely; when the event of an untimely movement showed Marcellus to have been guilty of an error. The right wing being ...
— Plutarch's Lives • A.H. Clough

... man is not able, by himself, to love, and from love to will, although he is able as it were by himself to exercise intelligence and thought; just as he is not able of himself to cause the heart to beat, although he is able of himself to cause the lungs to respire. Now because it is scarcely known in the world what the will is or what love is, but it is known what the heart and the lungs are, - for these are objects of sight and can be examined, and have been examined and described by anatomists, while ...
— Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom • Emanuel Swedenborg

Words linked to "Respire" :   breathe out, hiccough, hiccup, exhale, inhale, expire, wheeze, breathe in, undergo, snore, yawn, choke, hyperventilate, respirator, saw wood, respiratory, breathe

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