breath (n.)
life, spirit, living and breathing existence
Per II.i.6[Pericles alone] the seas hath ... left my breath / Nothing to think on but ensuing death
RJ V.iii.229[Friar to Prince] my short date of breath / Is not so long as is a tedious tale
Tim I.ii.46[Apemantus to himself, of Timon] The fellow that sits next him, now ... pledges the breath of him in a divided draught
WT V.i.83[Paulina to Leontes, of when he may marry again] That / Shall be when your first queen's again in breath
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