To breathe again

to take breath; to feel a sense of relief, as from danger, responsibility, or press of business.

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I was able to breathe again freely, after the utter destruction of all my plans for the future, and of all the hopes that I had founded on them.
The horses stopped to breathe again, and the guard got down to skid the wheel for the descent, and open the coach-door to let the passengers in.
There - with mechanics working at their trades, and people leaning from their doors and windows, and boys flying kites and playing marbles, and men smoking, and women talking, and children crawling, and pigs burrowing, and unaccustomed horses plunging and rearing, close to the very rails - there - on, on, on - tears the mad dragon of an engine with its train of cars; scattering in all directions a shower of burning sparks from its wood fire; screeching, hissing, yelling, panting; until at last the thirsty monster stops beneath a covered way to drink, the people cluster round, and you have time to breathe again.
Raoul sprang from his horse, to which he left the charge of its own preservation, and in three or four strokes was at the gentleman's side; he seized the horse at once by the curb and raised its head above water; the animal began to breathe again and, as if he comprehended that they had come to his aid, redoubled his efforts.
Men gasped and began to breathe again, unaware that for a moment they had ceased to breathe.
Bonnycastle had found him half an hour before; looked also at the commodore, who, on her bosom, seemed to breathe again with his widow's respirations.
I offered to try and luckily on my third attempt the piece of food popped out and the man was able to breathe again.
We need as an institution and as a culture to be kicked again and again till we shed some rough skin and are able to breathe again.
The casualty then started to breathe again before he was placed in the ambulance.
After three attempts at using the abdominal thrust procedure, she managed to dislodge the stuck food and enabled the customer to breathe again.
The victim, in her 30s, began to breathe again and later made a full recovery.