from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A breathing-time; an intermission of exertion.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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However, the end of uncertainty over his condition means that Nigeria should now have a breathing-space of stability before entering into the tense contest of presidential and parliamentary elections next year.
He walked up and down in his cell and let his imagination play with the idea of passing the next two years, when he would be politically excommunicated, in a kind of inner exile; his public recantation would buy him the necessary breathing-space.
Without the perspective of eternal life, human progress in this world is denied breathing-space.
Truth frees charity from the constraints of an emotionalism that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a fideism that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space.
The further he pushes it back, the more breathing-space democratic movements like Morales 'get to control their own resources.
He may get a six-month 'halo effect' breathing-space - but once reality hits he'll have spectacular problems.
Then they had reached it, and made desperate play until the brown warriors, no longer able to come upon them from all sides, drew back for a breathing-space, leaving a torn red heap before the threshold.
It was Friday evening; they sat taking a breathing-space, and talking together the while.
When they had managed some specially difficult feat, they would hold a breathing-space, and talk together in a curious, reserved fashion of their own.
Brede must be coming by on his way down before long, he thinks to himself, and gives himself a breathing-space.