When I recovered my enemy was still in his place, though he had released his hold enough to allow me breathing space
, and seeing me revive he prodded me adroitly first with one foot and then with the other, until I was forced to get up and stagger about with him under the trees while he gathered and ate the choicest fruits.
I took a breathing space
, set my teeth, and again grappled fiercely, wrist and knee, with the machine.
No, I had come to the main corridor, and still there was a breathing space
between the surface of the water and the rocky ceiling above.
said Dorothea, winning a little breathing space
in that way.
The eighteen years he has lived seem but a moment, a breathing space
in the long march of humanity.
And, furthermore, the war would consume many national surpluses, reduce the armies of unemployed that menaced all countries, and give the Oligarchy a breathing space
in which to perfect its plans and carry them out.
In a moment's breathing space
, which he had gained from me by a clever trick, I saw him working impatiently with the centre-board, trying to force it down.
Such nice clear places were made round them that they had all the breathing space
they wanted, and really, if Mistress Mary had known it, they began to cheer up under the dark earth and work tremendously.
They have all gone now, thank heaven, except one, so that I have a little breathing space
before others begin to arrive.