To breathe again

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

See also: Breathe

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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.
The drug works to reverse the life-threatening symptoms of opioid overdoses by knocking opioids off the receptors they stimulate in the brain and allowing the patient to breathe again.
I offered to try and luckily on my third attempt the piece of food popped out and the man was 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.
But it seemed weird -- like someone had taken all the air out of the room, and no one knew when it was OK to breathe again.
We've barely time to breathe again after Thursday night's game before we play Livingston at Hampden and then we're back out to Spain.
The latter begins with a young girl wishing her mother dead, asking for forgiveness, and when her mother embraces her, she suffocates, "breathless, for a time uncountable, until one day, for a reason she has kept to herself, she shook me out and stood me under a tree and I started to breathe again.