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I'm goin' to take a breather for a few days an' lay again' 'em next week.

The guests at the big table were leaning back in their chairs taking a breather.

Mrs. Cowdery is essentially a breather and a bringer of peace.

I said to Miss White, who was taking a breather at the hall door.

"I take what you call a breather," answered the man stolidly.

So I am going to give Osgood another "breather" on foot instead.

Another epigram speaks of the breather, not of the runner, Ladas.

A breather, after you've studied the same stuff in Celestial Navigation.

The horses have come along at a smartish pace and will do with a breather.

"We'll have a breather now," said Hal, an hour after he and his comrades had set to work.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "a living creature, one who breathes," agent noun from breathe. Meaning "spell of exercise to stimulate breathing" is from 1836; that of "a rest to recover breath" is from 1901.

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