How to use Break in a sentence

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  • Give yourself a break and get some rest.

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  • Are you opposed to a break now and then?

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  • One of Helen's old habits, that is strongest and hardest to correct, is a tendency to break things.

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  • I've been getting the feeling she is trying to break us up.

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  • He's going to break his leg tomorrow.

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  • Pierre could not and did not wish to break this silence.

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  • Adrienne screamed, cramming her foot into the floor as if she, too, had a break pedal.

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  • The woman strained to break his grip, but he held her in place.

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  • And I never feel a break or a splinter in the least.

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  • It'll make or break him, and I don't feel like he's anywhere near ready.

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  • Some people's bodies break in ways that we don't understand.

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  • Then there's a break of several years.

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  • I always heard marriage could break up a good friendship.

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  • Early cars tried to be faster and faster, to break the 60 mph barrier.

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  • The pastor continued as if we hadn't taken nearly a three hour break, mostly continuing his sermon.

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  • By the way, someone tried to break into my apartment last night.

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  • When the band took a break, Carmen was looking for something cool to drink.

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  • My phone call didn't break it up?

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  • My friends did all they could to excite my curiosity by hints and half-spelled sentences which they pretended to break off in the nick of time.

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  • But what right had I to oust johnswort and the rest, and break up their ancient herb garden?

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  • Locating us wasn't as a result of Julie's contest entry or from the break in of her apartment.

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  • I'd better get a screwdriver and tighten that ladder before you fall and break your neck.

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  • Do you think this was a random break in?

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  • It would take a sledge hammer or more to break down this portal.

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  • Grasping the break with one hand, she met his amused gaze.

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  • Everybody was astonished, for that boy was the best scholar in the school, and he had never been known to break a rule.

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  • The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters commonly causes a pond to break up earlier; for the water, agitated by the wind, even in cold weather, wears away the surrounding ice.

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  • This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.

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  • Darting across the room, she used the door jam to break her speed as she turned to Brandon's room.

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  • Releasing the break, she slapped the lines on the back of the mules and clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth.

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  • It was the first time she saw him break down and indulge in a heart felt smile.

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  • I have a friend I'd like to have peek at the break in, that's all.

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  • He couldn't remember when he'd last had a full five hours of his own, and he knew he wasn't likely to get another break for a while.

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  • It took more effort than he thought to break the otherworldly connection binding them.

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  • In my house we were so near that we could not begin to hear--we could not speak low enough to be heard; as when you throw two stones into calm water so near that they break each other's undulations.

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  • Do not break your ranks on the plea of removing the wounded!

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  • During one of these moments of awkward silence when Anatole's prominent eyes were gazing calmly and fixedly at her, Natasha, to break the silence, asked him how he liked Moscow.

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  • I had to twist Quinn's arm to get Howie back to Julie's break in.

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  • Something terrible would've had to happen to break the connection between Damian and her.

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  • No attempt is made by those around her either to preserve or to break her illusions.

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  • It seems Viney had attempted to take a glass, which Helen was filling with stones, fearing that she would break it.

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  • I beg you to leave the town and break off all communication with such men as Klyucharev.

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  • Her response to the issue about a son was indication that she was ready to break from the past.

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  • Break every stick of furniture in the house, maybe, but not hit her.

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  • Exhausted, she reached them some time later, praying for a break or a snack or something!

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  • I'm going on break.

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  • Southwards they have been observed without a break for 160 m.

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  • He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.

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  • Do you really think you could break out of here?

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  • Be careful you don't break this one.

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  • Finally, she asked, "Do you want me out of the room when you break this news to Howie?"

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  • You'd break your damn fool neck, Sid.

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  • If he slipped and broke that rule, he didn't have to break it off with Harmony.

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  • When he arrived home, Jackson was concentrating on all he needed to do and contemplating how he would break the news to Elisabeth.

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  • Jackson still had many questions, but he felt they both needed a break from their dilemma.

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  • Give me a break!

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  • The object of rolling is to crush the leaves and to break their cells so as to liberate the juices.

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  • So they threw their sabots, a kind of clog shoe, into the machinery to break it—an act that gave us the word sabotage.

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  • For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.

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  • They knew about the break up and maybe they thought she knew about the drugs.

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  • I'm afraid it would break Claire's heart.

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  • Precisely. Many a man has tried to break through those walls, but you are the first to succeed.

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  • Jackson asked in an effort to break the tension.

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  • Sure, you and Sarah can cook me a nice dinner and we'll break out a bottle of Cristal.

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  • Connor wished he could comfort the women, yet knew if he tried to speak, he would break down.

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  • Give Alex a break.

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  • Daylight was making a feeble attempt to break through the heavy cloud cover.

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  • It wasn't the way she had planned to break the news, but he was being so irrational.

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  • Trying to break your neck?

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  • Give me a break.

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  • In consequence of this composite formation, amethyst is apt to break with a rippled fracture, or to show "thumb markings," and the intersection of two sets of curved ripples may produce on the fractured surface a pattern something like that of "engine turning."

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  • Then occurs a break in the lineal descent, and the king next in order (c. 461) may be the Tatar Fanni Tu-bat, but most probably his son and successor.

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  • He rebuked both parties in the state for their shortcomings, but he did not break with either.

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  • A few bays, facing towards the north, break the coast-line, and small rocky islands are dotted here and there just off the shore.

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  • An indirect effect of this system 2 was to break down another rule of the chivalrous code - that none could be dubbed who was not of gentle birth.

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  • Cryolite is not a safe body to electrolyse, because the minimum voltage needed to break up the aluminium fluoride is 4.0, whereas the sodium fluoride requires only 4.7 volts; if, therefore, the current rises in tension, the alkali is reduced, and the final product consists of an alloy with sodium.

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  • As the afternoon wore on their force began to melt away by desertion and to break up for lack of discipline.

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  • No lapse of reconciling time, no extent of comparative indulgence, could break her in to resignation, submission, or toleration of even partial restraint.

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  • But for the sake of practical convenience it has long been usual to select certain of the best marked of these passes to serve as limits within the range, whether to distinguish several great divisions from each other, or to further break up each of these great divisions into smaller groups.

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  • It is not till the final break up of the Carolingian empire in the 10th and II th centuries that it becomes possible to trace out the local history of different parts of the Alps.

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  • Extensive gardens in exposed situations are often divided into compartments by hedges, so disposed as to break the force of high winds.

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  • The clay should be only slightly burnt, so as to make it crumble down readily; in fact, the fire should not be allowed to break through, but should be constantly repressed by the addition of material.

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  • The plants should be prepared for this by keeping them rather dry at the root, and after cutting they must stand with little or no water till the stems heal over, and produce young shoots, or " break," as it is technically termed.

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  • White, for instance, should be much employed in July, to break the duller blues and purples which then preponderate.

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  • United States, in Missouri, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and elsewhere, there is an unconformable junction between the Lower and Upper Carboniferous, representing an interval of time during which the lower member was strongly eroded; it has even been proposed to regard the Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) as a distinct geological period, mainly on account of this break in the succession.

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  • Among the enzymes already extracted from fungi are invertases (yeasts, moulds, &c.), which split cane-sugar and other complex sugars with hydrolysis into simpler sugars such as dextrose and levulose; diastases, which convert starches into sugars (Aspergillus, &c.); cytases, which dissolve cellulose similarly (Botrytis, &c.); peptases, using the term as a general one for all enzymes which convert proteids into peptones and other bodies (Penicillium, &c.); lipases, which break up fatty oils (Empusa, Phycomyces, &c.); oxydases, which bring about the oxidations and changes of colour observed in Boletus, and zymase, extracted by Buchner from yeast, which brings about the conversion of sugar into alcohol and carbondioxide.

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  • Plasmopara, &c. In Cystopus (Albugo) the "conidia" are abstricted in basipetal chain-like series from the ends of hyphae which come to the surface in tufts and break through the epidermis as white pustules.

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  • After absorbing the cell-contents of the latter, which it does in a few hours or days, the fungus puts out a sporangium, the contents of which break up into numerous minute swarm-spores, usually one-ciliate, rarely two-ciliate.

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  • But it was the achievement of Wailer alone, in 1828, to break down the barrier held to exist between organic and inorganic chemistry by artificially preparing urea, one of those substances which up to that time it had been thought could only be produced through the agency of "vital force."

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  • The reason is that the particles of temper graphite which are thus formed within the solid casting in its long annealing are so finely divided that they do not break up the continuity of the mass in a very harmful way; whereas in grey cast iron both the eutectic graphite formed in solidifying, and also the primary graphite which, in case the metal is hypereutectic, forms in cooling through region 3 of fig.

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  • These two classes of properties tend to exclude each other, for, as a general rule, whatever tends to make iron and steel hard and strong tends to make it correspondingly brittle, and hence liable to break treacherously, especially under shock.

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  • The combination of ductility, which lessens the tendency to break when overstrained or distorted, with a very high limit of elasticity, gives it great value for shafting, the merit of which is measured by its endurance of the repeated stresses to which its rotation exposes it whenever its alignment is not mathematically straight.

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  • They are, however, sufficiently strong to break bones of large size.

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  • But there is a break in these hills - a gate, as it were, to the great high road between Herat and India; and it is this gate which the fortress of Kandahar so effectually guards, and to which it owes its strategic importance.

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  • Clement's accession at once brought about a political change in favour of France; yet he was unable to take a strong line, and wavered between the emperor and Francis I., concluding a treaty of alliance with the French king, and then, when the crushing defeat of Pavia had shown him his mistake, making his peace with Charles (April 1, 1525), only to break it again by countenancing Girolamo Morone's League of Freedom, of which the aim was to assert the independence of Italy from foreign powers.

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  • Its success greatly helped to break down the old prejudices, and to bring home to the minds of ordinary men the truth of the new ideas propounded by Galileo and Torricelli.

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  • Even in the movement of the atoms he introduces a sudden change of direction, which is supposed to render their aggregation easier, and to break the even law of destiny.

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  • Without entirel y break ing with the pseudo-classic method he had adopted in Don Carlos - the two lovers, Max Piccolomini and Thekla, are an obvious concession to the tradition of the French theatre - Wallenstein shows how much Schiller's art had benefited by his study of Greek tragedy; the fatalism of his hero is a masterly application of an antique motive to a modern theme.

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  • The princess, holding her little dog on her lap with her thin bony hands, looked attentively into Prince Vasili's eyes evidently resolved not to be the first to break silence, if she had to wait till morning.

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  • Break the armistice immediately and march on the enemy.

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  • The count moved in his affairs as in a huge net, trying not to believe that he was entangled but becoming more and more so at every step, and feeling too feeble to break the meshes or to set to work carefully and patiently to disentangle them.

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  • Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.

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  • The Indiana sisters told him to just break open their trunk—they were only interested in the contents.

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  • Like Kris saying he.d break the mating bond between us.

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  • There.s one way to break your bond with Rhyn.

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  • But if you and Rhyn voluntarily break it, you.re free.

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  • But, if you do as Sasha says and break the bond, I will keep her safe, I swear it, Kris said.

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  • Sasha told me how to break our mating.

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  • You know I will not break my oath to you.

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  • Feeding Sasha information about the only way to break the bond—without telling him the breakage was only temporary— rendered the girl he.d been tracking for weeks vulnerable.

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  • This is one Code even a demon can.t break.

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  • Then he said, Not sure how to break it to Hannah.

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  • She'd been contemplating how to break the news to Kiera.

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  • Irritated at the sudden break of warmth and intimacy, she sighed as she trotted to keep up.

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  • Only when she turned did she break eye contact, but she felt him watch her.

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  • You're taking a break from the Council?

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  • Only when the pain in her body returned did she lean back for a break with a grimace.

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  • Give the woman a break.

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  • Now all we have to do is break it!

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  • Then he added, "If it is in code, we're the wrong crowd for trying to break it."

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  • And the puzzles in the newspaper break the words apart.

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  • However, as there was almost no break between words, they could never be sure the double characters were in the same words and not the beginning and ending of different words or sentences.

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  • Dean questioned the rare break between characters and the near absence of punctuation.

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  • When her son Randy, visiting Bird Song over his Christmas college break, had expressed an interest in the sport, she had a fit.

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  • When the crowd began to break up in earnest, she took her husband's arm and led him to their kitchen where a chicken pot pie was still bubbling on the table.

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  • He had been fortunate to catch her on lunch break from her bedside vigil at her mother's apartment.

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  • He privately gloated at his finesse; I think I'm going to break a record here.

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  • Neither wanted to break their embrace.

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  • Sarah, give the guy a break.

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  • Searching her eyes, he said, "Then I will surely break my own."

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  • You're going to break your neck.

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  • Now she couldn't marry Josh - and couldn't bring herself to break the news to him.

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  • He wasn't sure how he'd break the news to Tim if something happened to her.

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  • Take a break for a couple of hours.

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  • She sensed his restraint break.

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  • She was ready to break down crying and throw herself out of the helo in the hopes she didn't die when she hit the water.

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  • He stopped a safe distance away and was the first to break the awkward silence.

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  • He handed the demon a small pouch that contained the concentrated magic of Hell.  One pouch wasn't enough to break through Death's weakened barriers, but three would.

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  • She won't need to break the Immortal Codes and return your mate to you, because in the next three days, you'll be out of her hair.

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  • Kiki thinks we can break him out, if Rhyn will take us there.

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  • Katie nodded and sawed at the root, dripped more blood, then sawed again.  She forced herself to continue even as she grew tired.  Sticky blood covered the hilt of the dagger, her pants, the root, Deidre's shoe and pants leg.  Katie kept on, uncertain what might happen if she stopped for a break.

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  • I'm leaving now.  Rhyn, you'll want to be gone before I cross through the portal, or Gabe won't be able to send you back.  Gabe can't break that many Codes his first day on the job.

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  • The trip would make for a 15-hour tour but it would certainly break up the usual routine.

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  • They were seated on the type of furniture you're afraid will break, amid a thousand little fig­urines of dancing girls that must have presented a monumental dusting job.

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  • My chief says for us not to break our butts wasting any more time chasing him down.

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  • Dean added, "Maybe you're just hoping someone will fall down the front steps of the church and break their neck so you can be Johnny-on-the-spot."

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  • Fred was so sticky-sweet on the phone with the landlady that Dean took a break and used the john just so he wouldn't have to listen to the dribble.

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  • It was an unforgettable day and Dean never once thought of the missing Mr. Byrne until mid-afternoon while they were taking a short break and Cynthia mentioned his name.

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  • I had a couple of hoods break into my house and if I find out Arthur helped them find me, I'll personal­ly beat him into the ground.

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  • Dean met up with Fred O'Connor during the lunch break.

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  • Whether or not Josh was civil to him wouldn't make or break his day.

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  • Maybe they needed a break from each other.

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  • You need a break.

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  • Did his truck break down or something?

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  • And now she would have to break his security bubble.

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  • Except I was ready to break up with Josh before you came along.

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  • Xander had promised Jule to behave, an oath Jule said he couldn't break, since it was Original-to-Original.

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  • She heard his voice break as her magic took hold of him.

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  • I'll push you until you break.

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  • Ikira, I think it's time for you break the rules.

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  • It would break too many rules.

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  • We can still break through those in the north provided we alert our allies and pull in the southern armies, Hilden explained.

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  • Sirian waited for him to speak, and Taran glared at the older man, unwilling to break the silent battle.

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  • This book will do what you cannot and break our curse.

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  • The evening slipped by and when the band took a break, special requests were played on a stereo.

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  • Well, I could use a break.

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  • Felipa watched the children sometimes to give Carmen a break.

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  • It was bound to break his heart.

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  • It was time to break the engagement.

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  • Tonight she would break the engagement with Denton... then she would face her father.

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  • They had to break this stifling relationship off before it smothered all reason from them.

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  • I've been around poison ivy before and I didn't break out.

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  • Justin says I should get out more, but I came here to take a break from the miseries of social life.

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  • She didn't even break stride.

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  • Darian was the first to break the tense silence.

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  • She wasn't going to break his bizarre rules on the first day.

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  • Break out those fangs, Xander.

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  • She was about to have a break down.

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  • Jessi thought hard of some way to keep Jonny off her back long enough for her to make a break for it with the kids.

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  • At least Jonny can't break my arm again.

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  • Jessi watched her cousin walk away then break into a run as she crossed the street and headed towards the bookstore.

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  • Maybe Jonny was in the neighborhood last night already, because he was coming to her apartment to break her arm.

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  • At least no one would break her arm this night.

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  • She hadn't seen any of Jonny's thugs around, and no one sneaked into her place last night to break her other arm.

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  • Candidates had further to be fugitives (probably slaves), and as a preliminary had to break off a bough from a specified tree.

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  • So long as the conventionalities were preserved she endured it, but when her husband took to drinking and made love to the maids under her very eyes she resolved to break a yoke that had grown intolerable.

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  • In some birds, such as the herons, certain down-feathers or plumulae break off into a fine dust as fast as they are formed and form tracts defined in size and situation and known as "powder-down patches."

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  • The rupture of the concordat at once terminates the obligations which resulted from it on both sides; but it does not break off all relation between the church and the state, since the two societies continue to coexist on the same territory.

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  • Bonif ace tried to induce King Charles to break the treaty, but the latter was only too anxious for peace, and finally in May 1303 the pope ratified it, Frederick agreeing to pay him a tribute.

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  • The vegetative and sensitive souls which the Aristotelians had introduced to break the leap 1 Ouvres, iv.

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  • The United States Congress in1871-1872enacted a series of "Force Laws" intended to break up the secret societies and to control the Southern elections.

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  • But a reserve squadron was placed behind the centre under the marquess of Santa Cruz, and the eight lumbering galeasses were stationed at intervals in front of the line to break the formation of the Turks.

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  • But there are no perpetual snow-fields, no glaciers creep down these valleys, and no alpine hamlets ever appear to break the monotony.

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  • In many cases the rivers as they approach the main stream break up into numerous branches, or spread their waters over vast flats.

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  • They serve admirably to break the sombre and monotonous aspect of the Australian vegetation.

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  • To the Labour party in that state are admitted only persons who have worked for their living at manual labour, and this qualification of being an actual worker is one that was strongly insisted upon at the formation of the party and strictly adhered to, although the temptation to break away from it and accept as candidates persons of superior education and position has been very great.

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  • In June 1576 the long siege of Zierikzee, the capital of Schou.wen, ended in its surrender to the Spanish general Mondragon, after the failure of a gallant attempt by Admiral Boisot to break the leaguer, in which he lost The great his life.

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  • In vain the fiery young soldier strove to break loose from the shackles which hampered him.

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  • The worm inhabits the lung of the frog and toad, and is hermaphrodite (Schneider) or parthenogenetic (Leuckart); the embryos hatched from the eggs find their way through the lungs into the alimentary canal and thence to the exterior; in a few days they develop into a sexual larva, called a Rhabditiform larva, in which the sexes are distinct; the eggs remain within the uterus, and the young when hatched break through its walls and live free in the perivisceral cavity of the mother, devouring the organs of the body until only the outer cuticle is left; this eventually breaks and sets free the young, which are without teeth, and have therefore lost the typical Rhabditis form.

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  • The Hari-Rud marks the only important break existing in the continuity of the great central water-parting of Asia.

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  • The ship is then stopped, and the cable gradually hove up towards the surface; but in deep water, unless it has been caught near a loose end, the cable will break on the grapnel before it reaches the surface, as the catenary strain on the bight will be greater than it will stand.

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  • Another splice was made, to be followed, after the " Agamemnon " had paid out about 40 m., by another break.

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  • On the east side in like manner the Monte Gargano (3465 ft.), a detached limestone mass which projects in a bold spur-like promontory into the Adriatic, forming the only break in the otherwise uniform coast-line of Italy on that sea, though separated from the great body of the Apennines by a considerable interval of low country, may be considered as merely an outlier from the central mass.

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  • Ferdinand did not openly break his constitutional promises until Sicily was reconquered.

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  • The Parthians had at the best been beaten, not subdued; the Britons threatened revolt; there were signs that various tribes beyond the Alps intended to break into Italy.

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  • For some time he continued his studies; later on when engaged in business there was no break in this respect.

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  • During the process the thin walls are stretched and the turns of the spiral become pulled apart without rupturing the wall of the tracheid or vessel, If the pitted type of tracheal element were similarly stretched its continuously thickened walls would resist the stretching and eventually break.

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  • Such a break is known as a leaf-gap. A little above the departure of the leaf-bundle the stele again closes up only to be again broken by the departure of the next leaf-bundle.

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  • In some cases (Allium, Convolvulaceae, &c.) rows of cells with latex-like contents occur, but the walls separating the individual cells do not break down.

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  • But even when inside it does not follow that the Fungus can kill the cell, and many cases are known where the Fungus can break throtigh the cells first lines of defence (cell-wall and protoplasmic lining); but the struggle goes on at close quarters, and various degrees of hypertrophy, accumulation of plastic bodies or secretions, discolorations, &c.,, indicate the suffering of the still living cell.

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  • So far the evolution of the vegetable kingdom has proceeded without any conspicuous break.

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  • Before full adjustment has been attained the river bed may be broken in places by waterfalls or interrupted by lakes; after adjustment the bed assumes a permanent outline, the slope diminishing more and more gradually, without a break in its symmetrical descent.

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  • Locke does not break with the compromise of Aquinas.

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  • He served in the army of Flanders, and then was sent to London in February 1792, to induce England to remain neutral in the war which was about to break out between France and "the king of Bohemia and Hungary."

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  • He interpreted the Sermon on the Mount literally, denounced war and oaths, opposed the union of Church and State, and declared that the duty of all true Christians was to break away from the national Church and return to the simple teaching of Christ and His apostles.

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  • The fishbellied rails, however, were found to break near the chairs, and from 1834 they began to be replaced with parallel rails weighing 50 lb to the yard.

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  • That of the latter is multiple, several rack-plates being placed parallel to each other, and the teeth break joint at 1, a or 4 of their pitch, according to the number of rack-plates.

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  • Their support being removed they break away in the direction of natural joints, and the fragments fall down the slope upon the vegetable soil.

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  • Prayer ends, as it began, the banquet; and we break up not in bands of brigands, nor in groups of vagabonds, nor do we burst out into debauchery..

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  • This prayer as you break the bread, and are about to eat, you must say.

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  • It was only a step from the conquest of Mexico to that of Peru, and scarcely three months elapsed before he began to break ground on the latter subject.

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  • The cypress, as the olive, is found everywhere in the dry hollows and high eastern slopes of Corfu, of the scenery of which it is characteristic. As an ornamental tree in Britain the cypress is useful to break the outline formed by roundheaded low shrubs and trees.

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  • On its eastern slope the waters soon disappear within the bed of narrow canyons, but break out again at the foot in icecold springs that form the source of the Ruby and Franklin lakes; on its western side the descent is more gentle, and the waters form the South Fork of the Humboldt river.

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  • The Reformation made no break in the continuity of the school, which had probably existed in the abbey since the 11th century.

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  • Asa utilized the treasure of the Temple and palace to induce the Syrians to break off their relations with Baasha.

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  • The book has no finale and the sudden break may not be accidental.

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  • Not even the Qaraite schism was able to break the power of the geonim.

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  • Baker induced the king to break off his connection with the Wesleyan body in Sydney, and to set up a state church.

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  • The recent exploration of a cemetery belonging to the close of the great palace period, and in a greater degree to the age succeeding the catastrophe, has now conclusively shown that there was no real break in the continuity of Minoan culture.

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  • Nevertheless, mysticism did prepare men in a very real way for a break with the traditional system.

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  • Thus gang robbery is apt to break out, gains head with rapidity, and is suppressed with difficulty.

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  • Mill's friendship with Mrs Taylor and their marriage in 1851 involved a break with his family (apparently due to his resentment at a fancied slight, not to any bitterness on their part), and his practical disappearance from society.

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  • About 262 Antiochus tried to break the growing power of Pergamum by force of arms, but suffered defeat near Sardis and died soon afterwards (262).

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  • In our own time they have inspired both the formation of trade combinations and attempts to break them up, hostility to all forms of state interference and a belief in collectivism.

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  • On hearing this message, Mahmud at first reproached Hasan with having caused him to break his word, but the wily treasurer succeeded in turning his master's anger upon Firdousi to such an extent that he threatened that on the morrow he would "cast that Carmathian (heretic) under the feet of his elephants."

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  • If my country needs me, if there are additions to the number of those who share the opinion of Talleyrand, Sieyes and Roederer, that war will break out again and that it will be unsuccessful for France, I will return, more sure of the feeling of the nation."

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  • It is certain that he was preparing to renew the struggle for the mastery of the seas and of the Orient, which must break out if he held to his present resolve to found a great colonial empire.

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  • Nothing remained but to break it.

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  • The coalitions, once so brittle as to break at the first strain, had now been hammered into solidity by his blows.

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  • Green's teaching was, directly and indirectly, the most potent philosophical influence in England during the last quarter of the 19th century, while his enthusiasm for a common citizenship, and his personal example in practical municipal life, inspired much of the effort made, in the years succeeding his death, to bring the universities more into touch with the people, and to break down the rigour of class distinctions.

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  • Outvoting Franklin, they decided to break their instructions, which required them to ` make the, most candid confidential communications on all subjects to the ministers of our generous ally, the king of France; to undertake nothing in the negotiations for peace or truce without their knowledge or concurrence; and ultimately to govern yourself by their advice and opinion "; and, instead,.

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  • It has, however, since been found that in other kinds of insects the tissues degenerate and break down without the intervention of phagocytes.

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  • These flew away, leaving their cup at the water's edge, and singing "If that glass either break or fall, Farewell to the luck of Eden Hall."

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  • After the spawning the schools break up into smaller companies which are much scattered, and offer for two or three months employment to the hand-line fishermen.

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  • A narrow deep furrow is usually run immediately in advance of the planter, to break up the soil under the seed.

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  • Alien domination alone has been able to correct the tendency of this long strip of land to break up into hostile belts.

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  • On the north are the Sudetes, namely the Altvater Gebirge, with the highest peaks the Grosser Schneeberg (4664 ft.) and the Altvater (4887 ft.), which sink gradually towards the west, where the valley of the Oder forms a break between the German mountains and the Carpathians.

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  • The concluding feast does not seem to refer to tabernacles per se, but to be distinct from it, as is shown by the break in the descending series of the sacrifices of bullocks as given in Numbers.

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  • In the autumn months malarial fever is prevalent in all thickly forested tracts and also in the rice country; but on the whole the province is considered to be healthy, and as the rains break fairly regularly in June and produce an immediate fall in the temperature, severe heat is only experienced for a period of from two to three months.

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  • Sangram Sah died in 1530; and the break up of his dominion began with the enforced cession to the Mogul emperor by Chandra Sah (1563-1575) of Saugor and Damoh and of that portion of his territories which afterwards formed the state of Bhopal.

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  • One has hitherto supposed that he was related to the Mediterraneans, the race to which the Bronze Age Greeks and Italians belonged; but this supposed connexion may well break down in the matter of skull form, as the Hittite skull, like that of the modern Anatolian, probably inclined to be brachycephalic. whereas that of the Mediterranean inclined in the other direction, And now the Bohemian Assyriologist Prof. Hrozny has brought forward evidence s that the cuneiform script adopted by the Hittites from the Mesopotamians expressed an Indo-European tongue, nearly akin to Latin!

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  • Alexander availed himself of the defeat of the French to break the power of the Orsini, following the general tendency of all the princes of the day to crush the great feudatories and establish a centralized despotism.

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  • Ormazd will summon together all his powers for a final decisive struggle and break the power of evil for ever; by his help the faithful will achieve the victory over their detested enemies, the daeva worshippers, and render them impotent.

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  • It must break down from inherent rottenness."

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  • Though the intellectual world of the sages is different from that of the prophetic and legal Hebraism, they do not break with the fundamental Jewish theistic and ethical creeds.

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  • But he rightly felt that the social catastrophe would be most likely to break out in Russia, as the worst governed and the least civilized country.

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  • Here the ice converges into the valleys and moves with increasing velocity in the form of glaciers into the fjords, where they break off as icebergs.

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  • Wellington followed, directing the Portuguese to remove all boats from the Mondego and Douro, and to break up roads north of the former river.

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  • For the siege of Burgos heavy guns were available in store on the coast; but he neither had, nor could procure, the transport to bring them up. By resource and dogged determination Wellington rose superior to almost every difficulty, but he could not overcome all; and the main teaching of the Peninsular War turns upon the value of an army that is completely organized in its various branches before hostilities break out.

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  • In an attempt to break out in February 1815 Decatur's flagship the "President" was cut off and after a spirited fight forced to surrender to a superior force.

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  • Meanwhile, on the 31st of May 1792 he married Mademoiselle Lemonnier, daughter of the astronomer of that name, a young and beautiful girl, whose devotion ignored disparity of years, and formed the one tie with life which Lagrange found it hard to break.

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  • When the Civil War threatened to break out in the United States, Cobden was deeply distressed.

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  • In Dalmatia the Venetians III were too strong for her; but she helped materially to break up the Byzantine rule in the Balkan peninsula by assisting Stephen Nemanya to establish an independent Servian kingdom, originally under nominal Hungarian suzerainty.

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  • Refusing to be crowned, or even to take the usual oaths of observance, he simply announced his accession to the Hungarian counties, and then deliberately proceeded to break down all the ancient Magyar institutions.

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  • Jellachich, who as a soldier was devoted to the interests of the imperial house, realized that the best way to break the revolutionary power of the Magyars and Germans would be to encourage the Slav national ideas, which were equally hostile to both; to set up against the Dualism in favour at Pest and Vienna the federal system advocated by the Sla y s, and so to restore the traditional Habsburg principle of Divide et impera.

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  • Whilst simple evidence of the fact of the transmission of an acquired character is wanting, the a priori arguments in its favour break down one after another when discussed.

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  • The Lebombo hills are flat topped but with a well-defined break on their seaward side.

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  • Before the junction of the two allied wings was complete Sir George White attempted by a general attack to break up their line.

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  • A process of waste resulting from the decomposition of the molecules of the protoplasm, in virtue of which they break up into more highly oxidated products, which cease to form any part of the living body, is a constant concomitant of life.

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  • Stanhope, whose politic instinct obliged him to worship the rising rather than the setting sun, remained faithful to the prince, though he was too cautious to break entirely with the king's party.

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  • According to Plutarch, he attempted to break the power of Corinth, by requesting the Corinthians to send him 1000 of their picked youths, ostensibly to aid him in war, his real intention being to put them to death; but the plot was revealed.

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  • Apparently with this purpose in view, Prince Frederick Charles was instructed to break up his army corps into their constituent divisions, and move each division as a separate column on its own road, the reserve of cavalry and artillery following in rear of the centre.

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  • In the formation of these the tissues break down, and in course of time lose their characteristic histological features.

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  • In medical as in civil history there is no real break.

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  • On either coast wild gorges and ravines, densely wooded, break the outline of the mountains.

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  • It does not appear that Voltaire got into any great scrapes; but his father tried to break him off from such society by sending him first to Caen and then, in the suite of the marquis de Chateauneuf, the abbe's brother, to the Hague.

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  • The Lea separates the county of London from Essex, but the townships of West Ham and Stratford, Barking and Ilford, Leyton and Walthamstow continue the metropolis in this direction almost without a break.

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  • The outlying parts of the county to east, south and north are not lacking in open spaces, but there is an extensive inner area where at most only small gardens and squares break the continuity of buildings, and where in some cases old churchyards serve as public grounds.

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  • The working-place in such case is considerably narrower than in rooms or stopes, and there is also greater difficulty in supporting the roof because the projecting beds tend to break close to the point of support where the strain is greatest.

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  • Where practicable steam shovels are employed, even when it is necessary to break up the material beforehand by blasting.

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  • As the sewing wires soon begin to break, a flat rope must usually be ripped Apart and resewed every six or eight months.

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  • It is necessary, however, to keep the mine sealed until the burning timbers, or coal, and the red-hot rocks have become cool, or the fire will again break out.

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  • But sufficient time must be allowed to elapse before pumping out the water, as otherwise the fire may break out again.

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  • You could simply break up the paragraphs with white space, so that it doesn't labor they eye to keep one's place and find the next line.

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  • In fact, if you would break a page into two columns, it would be even even easier to follow a line and keep one's eye on track.

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  • Anthony a Wood prophesied that he would one day break his neck while running downstairs after a retreating guest, in the hope of extracting a story from him.

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  • Intrusions of a serpentine-like rock break through the Miocene strata north of Bhamo, and similar intrusions occur in the western ranges.

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  • Its early "campaigns" excited violent opposition, a "Skeleton Army" being organized to break up the meetings, and for many years Booth's followers were subjected to fine and imprisonment as breakers of the peace.

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  • One of his successors, Arnaunta (late 13th century?), was already feeling the effect of Assyrian pressure, and with the accession of Tiglath Pileser I., about a century later, a long but often interrupted series of Assyrian efforts to break up the Hatti power began.

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  • Salvestro de' Medici, who had always opposed the parte, having been elected gonfaloniere in spite of its intrigues, proposed a law for the abolition of the admonitions, which was eventually passed (June 18, 1378), but the people had been aroused, and desired to break the power of the parte for good.

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  • Rinaldo was determined to break the Medici party, and succeeded in getting Cosimo exiled.

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  • From this moment until his death Mahmud was, to all intents and purposes, the " vassal of Russia," though not without occasional desperate efforts to break his chains.

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  • From it we pass without a break, merely narrowing the application as the conception of sacredness grew clearer and less associated with magic, into early criminal law with its physical sanctions.

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  • Edward VI.'s statute marks no break of continuity in the life of the craft organizations.

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  • Wind and hail may break plants or damage leaves, especially if required for wrapper purposes.

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  • Some brassfounders break from a single ingot the quantity of zinc required to produce the amount of brass they wish to compound in one crucible, but when perfect uniformity is desired the importance of remelting the zinc on a large scale cannot be too strongly emphasized.

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  • A mattock with which to break the clods is often found represented in Anglo-Saxon drawings as subsidiary to the plough.

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  • It had indeed begun to break down under the strain of frequent and distant campaigns, but it was long before it was changed as the recognized rule of medieval service.

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  • If now, in addition to his own expenses, the soldier must provide a horse and its keeping, the system was likely to break down altogether.

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  • The tribes were a seething mass of restlessness, their old feuds ready to break out again.

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  • As this lower chain does not reach the snow-line, the streams rising from it are scanty, while the Santa, Pativilca and other coast-rivers which break through it from sources in the snowy chain have a greater volume from the melted snows.

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  • After the break up of the empire of Rum, Konia became a secondary city of the amirate of Karamania and in part fell to ruin.

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  • The retirement was terribly costly, and but for the steadiness of Lannes the French must have been driven into the Danube, for the archduke's last effort to break down their resistance was made with the utmost fury.

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  • So Comte remained in Paris, living as he best could on something less than 80 a year, and hoping, when he took the trouble to break his meditations upon greater things by hopes about himself, that he might by and by obtain an appointment as mathematical master in a school.

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  • In April 1833 occurred what is known as the Frankfort Insurrection (Frankfurter Attentat), in which a number of insurgents led by Georg Bunsen attempted to break up the diet.

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  • From this harbour to Osaka Japans waist measures onl 77 m., and as the great lake of Biwa and some minor sheets of wate break the interval, a canal may be dug to join the Pacific and th Sea of Japan.

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  • Evidently the idea of the great Yokoya experts, the originators of the style, was to break away from the somewhat formal monotony of ordinary engraving, where each line performs exactly the same function, and to convert the chisel into an artists i It is first boiled in a lye obtained by lixiviating wood ashes; it is next polished with charcoal powder; then immersed in plum vinegar and salt; then washed with weak lye and placed in a, tub of water to remove all traces of alkali, the final step being to digest in a boiling solution of copper sulphate, verdigris and water.

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  • In ordinary circumstances, a casting thus obtained took the form of a shell wrthout any break of continuity.

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  • But to spread and fix the enamel so that neither at the rim nor in the interior shall there be any break of continuity, or any indication that the base is copper, not porcelain, demands quite exceptional skill.

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  • When disturbed they go off at a swift trot, which soon leaves all pursuit from a man on foot far behind; but if chased by a horseman they break into a gallop, which they can keep up for some distance.

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  • Although England can show nothing like the Journal des savants, which has flourished almost without a break for two and a half centuries, a nearly complete series of reviews of English literature may be made up from 1681 to the present day.

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  • We learn also that solid solutions which exist at high temperatures often break up into two materials as they cool; for example, the bronze of fig.

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  • The poetic impulse and culture communicated to Roman literature in the last years of the republic passed on without any break of continuity into the literature of the of imperial succeeding age.

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  • Through the fact, however, that from 1501 onwards the Lithuanians and the Poles were ruled over by one sovereign and from 1569 onwards had a common legislature, the former, though ever anxious to break away, gradually sank into a state of dependence.

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  • But, while the Tsarist regime, unable to denationalize a homogeneous population of a different religion and language, initially conceded a minimum of rights to the Polish nation, in Lithuania proper from the outset an unrelenting system of tyranny was established which was designed to break by force every non-Russian element in the country.

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  • The members meet on Sundays to " break bread " and discuss the Bible.

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  • This resolution was the forerunner of the Test Act, in the preparation of which Sacheverell took an active part, and which caused the break up of the cabal.

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  • The fresh impulse enabled it to break the Scottish cavalry and repulse the foot, and Leslie's line of battle was gradually rolled up from right to left.

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  • For the moment the chief care of the Prince was to guard against an attempt of the French army to break out to the westward.

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  • Corps in the event of an attempt on the part of the French to break out towards Thionville.

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  • On the afternoon of the 25th he decided to break out to the northward by the right bank of the river, and orders to this effect were duly issued.

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  • On the night of the 5th of February the transit began, the cavalry leading the way through the snow-covered ice, which quickly thawed beneath the horses' hoofs so that the infantry which followed after had to wade through half an ell of sludge, fearing every moment lest the rotting ice should break beneath their feet.

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  • At last the weatherly qualities of the ships enabled Monk to break through the Dutch line, cutting some of their ships off from the others.

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  • But now a storm of persecution was about to break upon the universal church, iii.

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  • A third of the leading brigade (British) was killed and wounded in the vain attempt to break through the strong defences of the village, and some French squadrons charged upon it as it retired; a colour was captured in the melee, but a Hessian brigade in second line drove back the cavalry and retook the colour.

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  • General Churchill, Marlborough's brother, had meanwhile surrounded the French garrison of Blenheim; and after one or two attempts to break out, twenty-four battalions of infantry and four regiments of dragoons, many of them the finest of the French army, surrendered.

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  • After bold and repeated overtures for an exchange of prisoners - an important matter, both because the American frigates had no place in which to - stow away their prisoners, and because of the maltreatment _ of American captives in such prisons as Dartmoor - exchanges began at the end of March 1779, although there were annoying delays, and immediately after November 1781 there was a long break in the agreement; and the Americans discharged from English prisons were constantly in need of money.

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  • In 1812, after a congressional caucus at Washington had nominated Madison for a second term, the Republicans of New York, desiring to break up the so-called Virginia dynasty as well as the system of congressional nominations, nominated Clinton for the presidency by a legislative caucus.

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  • Though these are managed by various municipalities, there is practically no break in the buildings for the whole distance.

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  • At the congress of Vienna (1814-15) for the settlement of European affairs, Talleyrand, as the representative of the restored house of Bourbon in France, managed adroitly to break up the league of the Powers (framed at Chaumont in February 1814) and assisted in forming a secret alliance between England, Austria and France in order to prevent the complete absorption of Poland by Russia and of Saxony by Prussia.

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  • During the last century and a half before the Christian era, the school, as it might be called, began to break up and to lose its individuality.

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  • Blanche had to bear the whole burden of affairs alone, to break up a league of the barons (1226), and to repel the attack of the king of England (1230).

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  • As might have been anticipated, this caused no break in the policy of the English king and his parliament, and a series of famous acts passed in the year 1534 completed and confirmed the independence of the Church of England, which, except during five years under Queen Mary, p g Y Q Y?

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  • It is protected for a long distance by moles, in which a break has been left in the Fischhauser Wiek, to permit of freer circulation of the water and to prevent damage to the mainland.

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  • During Spanish rule the only break in the ordinary course of events was the revolt of 1692, which resulted in the destruction of the municipal buildings.

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  • Written language was largely hierographic and heroic. The drama, the cult image, the pictograph, the synecdochic picture, the ideaglyph, were steps in a progress without a break.

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  • But, in its case, such a usage would constitute a violent break with the past.

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  • The allies had foreseen the very manoeuvre that Napoleon designed to put into execution, and had decided that if an attempt were made to break their centre they would concentrate forwards and on their inner flanks, the Anglo-Dutch army forming up at Gosselies and the Prussians at Fleurus.

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