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the breath of life

That which one needs or depends upon for a healthy or fulfilled life. We cannot turn our backs on the scores of people being denied their freedom, for freedom is the breath of life—to deny someone freedom is to deny them life. Unfettered creativity and imagination is the breath of life to an artist of any medium.
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the breath of life

a thing that someone needs or depends on.
Breath of life is a biblical phrase: ‘And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life’ (Genesis 2:7).
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No nobler creature ever breathed the breath of life.
In this atmosphere of telephones and lightning communication with distant regions, I was breathing the breath of life again after long suffo- cation.
But if ever John Harmon drew the breath of life on earth, that is certainly John Harmon's arm round your waist now, my pretty.
the breath of life is right inside of us, to feel the dance of light within you and know that nothing is impossible", she said in a recent interview to CBS News.
Archival language resources are vital to the linguistics archival model known as the Breath of Life, used to re-awaken Myaamia and other dormant Native American languages.
His efforts were in aid of the the Frank Picken Breath of Life Fund, which was set up in memory of his friend Frank, who died in July 2012, and raises money for the British Lung Foundation.
A Breath of Life is one of five newly translated novels by Clarice Lispector released in the last year, marking the first appearance in English of this almost purely metafictional novel, Clarice's last and certainly most enigmatic work.
The money will go to the Kath Jukes Breath of Life Fund, named in memory of Michael's mum, who died aged 62 last August.
JUNE Spencer, the 90-year-old veteran of The Archers, says she has no plans to retire, describing acting as "the breath of life to me".
Hare's play The Breath of Life opens today at the People's Theatre, six years after it premiered with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in the lead roles.
The cash will go to Good Hope Hospital's neonatal unit, which is raising money through the Breath of Life appeal for more hi-tech equipment to save newborn babies' lives.
The 29 singers from Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals are recording The Prayer, originally performed by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, to raise money for the trust's Breath of Life Appeal.
Money raised will go to the Joe Wallace Breath of Life fund, a cause close to Dan's heart.
Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became a living being.
We cover our sins by accepting the offering of an untainted life on our behalf and receiving in return the breath of life through the gift of the Spirit, as known in the restoration of communion.