"a hairbreadth escape"and "a hair's breadth escape"

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AnnieChiang

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Taiwanese Mandarin
Hello,
Could somebody tell me what is the difference between "a hairbreadth escape" and
"a hair's breadth escape"?

Here are some sentences:
1. I escaped the tsunami by a hair's breadth.
2. It was a hairbreadth escape.
3. It was by a hairbreadth escape.
4. It was by a hair's breadth escape.

Are the above sentences correct?

By the way, I am also a little bit confused with the usage of "within a hair's breadth " and
"by a hair's breadth", are the two phrases the same?

I would be very grateful if you could help!:)
 
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