To breathe again

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

See also: Breathe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Do you know what this wretched fellow will do, if I give him time to breathe again?"
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.
As a result, he was able to get the baby to breathe again until EMS could arrive," the police department said, sharing the incident on Facebook.
As a result, he was able to get the baby to breathe again until EMS could arrive," Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
He partially moved the blockage allowing the woman, who has not been named, to be able to breathe again - albeit not fully - whilst paramedics raced to the scene.
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. The doses the state received will go primarily to state police and the Department of Corrections, and 600 of them will be given to the Chicago Recovery Alliance.
"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. Till we can stop denying Christ and regain some of our confidence.