breath (n.)
breathing-space, respite
KJ III.iv.134[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin] The misplaced John should entertain ... one quiet breath, of rest
R3 IV.ii.24[Buckingham to King Richard] Give me some little breath, some pause
TC II.iii.111.1[Patroclus to Agamemnon, of why the lords are calling upon Achilles] he hopes it is no other / But ... / An after-dinner's breath
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