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breast

noun

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the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
  • deep in his breast, he knew that his father had a great love for him that did not need to be expressed in words

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breast

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of breast (Entry 2 of 2)

to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • breasted the diagnosis of cancer with fortitude and optimism

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The first known use of breast was before the 12th century

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“Breast.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breast. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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