second wind

  1. renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
    She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting
    the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind
  2. the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
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How To Use second wind In A Sentence

  • She seemed to get a second wind and renewed her singing, jumping, cot dancing antics.
  • The exact timing of your biorhythm is personal to you, but body temperature and therefore alertness is generally lowest at 4 A.M. It rises and peaks in the morning around 10 A.M. to 12 noon, then slumps somewhere between 2 and 4 P.M., at which time your body temperature rises and you get a second wind. THE PROGRAM
  • Waves slosh through all of his books, whose titles sound like the names of sea chanties: “Sea of Glory,” “Away Off Shore,” “Second Wind,” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” the winner of the 2000 National Book Award for nonfiction. Hullabaloo
  • Just as he was finishing the second window, Emma traced inside the scant light of the bedroom and smiled softly at him, her expression proud. Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve
  • the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind
  • The housing market getting a second wind is something that unsettles the Reserve Bank and could even bring forward another dose of interest rate deterrence.
  • Finding a second wind, he rode away from his pursuers.
  • He also declined to say when the second Windows Vista beta would ship, although expectations are for very early in 2006.
  • Christy laughed haughtily, waved gaily at them, then took off again, in case her little taunt had - by any chance - brought on a second wind for them.
  • The runner second wind after a few miles and was then able to complete the course.
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