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: for the amount of time that it takes to count to (some specific number) Hold your breath for a count of 10.

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“For a count of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20a%20count%20of. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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