breathe (v.) Old form(s): breath , breath'd
speak, utter, talk
1H4 I.i.3[King Henry to all] we ... breathe short-winded accents of new broils
Ham I.iii.130[Polonius to Ophelia, of Hamlet's vows] Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds
Ham II.i.31[Polonius to Reynaldo, of Laertes] But breathe his faults so quaintly / That they may seem the taints of liberty
Ham II.i.44[Polonius to Reynaldo] The youth you breathe of
KJ IV.ii.36[Salisbury to King John, of himself and Pembroke] before you were new crowned, / We breathed our counsel
MW IV.v.2[Host to Simple] Speak, breathe, discuss
Oth IV.i.272[Iago to Lodovico, of Othello] I may not breathe my censure / What he might be
R2 I.i.173.1[Mowbray to King Richard, of Bolingbroke] no balm can cure but his heart-blood / Which breathed this poison
R2 III.iv.82[Gardener to Queen Isabel] Little joy have I / To breathe this news
RJ I.i.110[Benvolio to Montague, of Tybalt] he breathed defiance to my ears
RJ II.chorus.10[Chorus, of Romeo] he may not have access / To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear
Tim III.v.32[First Senator to Alcibiades] He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer / The worst that man can breathe
Tim III.v.60.1[Second Senator to Alcibiades] You breathe in vain
Tim V.iv.7[Alcibiades to Senators, of himself and others] [we have] breathed / Our sufferance vainly
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