second wind


Definition of second wind

: renewed energy or endurance

Examples of second wind in a Sentence

The sight of the finish line gave the runners a second wind. He suddenly got his second wind and was able to complete the project on time.
Recent Examples on the Web But Brooks has gotten a second wind, and the race, with three competitive candidates, is expected to head to a runoff (unless someone wins the majority of votes). Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 24 May 2022 Thanks to social media, iPhone features that have been around for ages can sometimes get a second wind and go viral. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 1 July 2022 The congressman got a second wind in the race after Trump jumped ship. Hannah Knowles, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 All that said, the air force’s second wind probably won’t halt the service’s slow transformation into a drone force. David Axe, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The long-running federal antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health is getting a second wind after attorneys filed a notice of appeal Tuesday seeking to revive the case. Tara Bannow, STAT, 29 Apr. 2022 Firing Los Blancos to their first top flight title in seven years, 'Luisito' found a second wind on Diego Simeone's watch and achieved the ultimate revenge against his old club as previously seen with David Villa. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Thousands of people have already signed up to become members of Ripple’s second wind farm in Ayrshire, Scotland. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Apr. 2022 After Johnson returned in Phoenix's loss to Memphis on April 1, he's regained his quick first step, his second wind, and is ready to go against New Orleans. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of second wind

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of second wind was in 1824

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26 Jul 2022

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“Second wind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of second wind

: recovered full power of respiration after the first exhaustion during exertion due to improved heart action


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