breathing-space love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breathing-time; an intermission of exertion.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of breathing space.


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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.

    Umaru Yar'Adua obituary

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The further he pushes it back, the more breathing-space democratic movements like Morales 'get to control their own resources.

    Johann Hari: The Contradictions Facing a Black President of the American Empire

  • He may get a six-month 'halo effect' breathing-space - but once reality hits he'll have spectacular problems.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • 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.

    People of the Dark

  • It was Friday evening; they sat taking a breathing-space, and talking together the while.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • 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.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • Brede must be coming by on his way down before long, he thinks to himself, and gives himself a breathing-space.

    The Growth of the Soil


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