EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREEZE
He has an air, it is true, but his air is not a breeze, like the air of a pretender to fashion.
Not a breeze can stir but it thrills us with the breath of autumn.
Her stiff cap moved in the breeze as it swung from the corner of her mirror.
They were trembling, not so much under the breeze as from the hurrying rhythm of the year.
For a moment Pierre was transported as by a breeze of hope and triumph.
The grass was tall, and it waved gently in the morning breeze.
Major White, with his delicate sense of smell, sniffed the breeze.
She always seems as cool as if we had a breeze blowing, no matter how hot it is.
Even to this day they mourn for him and tremble at the least breeze from heaven.
They felt the breeze from his powerful wings, and swifter went their own.
1560s, "north or northeast wind," from Old Spanish briza "cold northeast wind;" in West Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to "northeast trade wind," then "fresh wind from the sea." English sense of "gentle or light wind" is from 1620s. An alternative possibility is that the English word is from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong." The slang for "something easy" is American English, c.1928.