How to use Breaking-down in a sentence

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  • God, I'm sorry, breaking down like that.

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  • The only thing that kept her from breaking down was the fact that Jonathan and Destiny needed her.

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  • Take your place with us on the Council.  We can deal with Death without breaking down her front door and pissing her off.

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  • These two cables did not have a very long life, that of 1865 breaking down in 1877 and that of 1866 in 1872, but by the later of these dates four other cables had been laid across the Atlantic, including one from Brest to Duxbury, Mass.

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  • The protoplasm is in a condition of instability and is continually breaking down to a certain extent, giving rise to various substances of different degrees of complexity, some of which are again built up by it into its own substances, and others, more simple in composition, are given off.

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  • The tendency of modern times has been towards the breaking down of formal hereditary privileges.

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  • Wohl (Ber., 1893, 26, p. 730) in the " breaking down " of the sugars.

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  • There is evidence that, towards the close of the mediaeval period, great storms and tidal inundations occurred on the shores of the North Sea and Baltic, and in the course of these floods, culminating in 1297, the Zuider Zee was formed from a lake that existed in its neighbourhood, by the breaking down of dykes.

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  • The general trend of these researches lies in the study of the decomposition or " breaking down " products of the albumin molecules; once these are accurately determined, the synthesis of an albumin is but a matter of time.

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  • To prevent the breaking down of their properties, the necessary consequence of this law of inheritance, there is no doubt that infanticide was common among them, and that it extended to the male as well as the female progeny, but it has been put down by the Infanticide Rules, which provide for the registration of Jareja children.

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  • Add to these the eroded river basins of the Xingu, Tapajos and Guapore on the north and west, the Paraguay on the south-west, and the scores of smaller rivers along the Atlantic coast, and we may have some conception of the agencies that have been at work in breaking down and shaping this great table-land, perhaps the oldest part of the continent.

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  • The more northern rivers are subject to periodical variations in volume caused by wet and dry seasons, but the greater distance of the coast range and the more gradual breaking down of the plateau toward the sea, give them longer courses and a greater extent of navigable water.

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  • Society itself must take the initiative by breaking down the barriers of class exclusiveness and reviving a healthy public spirit.

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  • The principal item in mining cost is that of labour, which is expended chiefly in breaking down the mineral, either by the use of hand tools or with the aid of powder.

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  • The old gild system was breaking down under the action of new economic forces.

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  • If the venom is slowly absorbed, the blood loses its coagulability, owing to the breaking down of the red blood-corpuscles, most so with vipers, less with Australian snakes, least so with the cobra.

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  • They are divided into breaking-down and finishing rolls, the latter being of smaller diameter than the former.

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  • The power required for breaking down mint bars amounts to from 25 to 35 h.p. The bars are fed to the rolls by hand.

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  • It is naturally the most efficient agent in relieving the discomfort or intolerable pain of photophobia; and it is the best means of breaking down adhesions of the iris, and of preventing prolapse of the iris after injuries to the cornea.

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  • He has a special relation to Fichte in developing the Kantian activity of consciousness into will and substituting activity for substantiality as the essence of soul, as well as in breaking down the antithesis between phenomena and things in themselves.

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  • By the breaking down of the inner tissues the spores often come to lie as a loose powdery mass in the interior of the hollow fruitbody, mixed sometimes with a capillitium.

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  • On the whole, setting aside the impassable barrier between Greek and Phoenician, other distinctions of race within the island were breaking down through the spread of the Hellenic element, but among the Greek cities themselves the distinction between the Dorian and the Ionian or Chalcidian settlements was still keenly felt.

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  • No verbal formula can really enclose the life of a people or an age, but we can best understand the significant ^ of the old Greek cities and the life they developed, when, looking at the history of mankind as a whole, we see the part played by reason, active and critical, in breaking down the barriers by which custom hinders movement, in guiding movement to definite ends, in dissipating groundless beliefs and leading onwards to fresh scientific conquests - when we see this and then take note that among the ancient Greeks such an activity of reason began in an entirely novel degree and that its activity in Europe ever since is due to their impulsion.

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  • In the severed axon the degeneration is first evident in a breaking down of the naked nerve filaments of the motor end plate.

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  • A little later the breaking down of the whole axon, both axis cylinder and myelin sheath alike, seems to occur simultaneously throughout its entire length distal to the place of severance.

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  • Both these preparations should only be used in cases where it is possible to exclude any tuberculous foci, or by their action in breaking down protective fibrous tissues they may cause a quiescent lesion to become active.

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  • Historians do not usually seem to perceive that Charles was faced by the old quarrel of church and state, in which " fair means " were seen to be unavailing, while " unfair means " only succeeded, after some thirty years, in breaking down the old Presbyterian spirit so much that, after 1688, the state could hold her own.

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  • Thiselton-Dyer has pointed out, what is called "specific stability" is a familiar obstacle to the producer of novelties, but one which he frequently succeeds in breaking down by cultural and other methods.

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  • A paper discovered many years after his death showed that he had anticipated later thinkers in explaining the cyclical process of animal and vegetable life, for he pointed out that plants derive their food from the air, from water, and in general from the mineral kingdom, and animals in turn feed on plants or on other animals fed by plants, while the materials thus taken up by plants and animals are restored to the mineral kingdom by the breaking-down processes of fermentation, putrefaction and combustion.

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  • With these resources, and with the advantage of an assurance from the British government that he would be aided against foreign aggression, he was able to establish an absolute military despotism inside his kingdom, by breaking down the power of the warlike tribes which held in check, up to his time, the personal autocracy of the Kabul rulers, and by organizing a regular army well furnished with European rifles and artillery.

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  • These ranges are not continuous, the breaking down of the ancient plateau having been irregular and uneven.

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  • Recent investigations show that all the chief rivers of Nepal flowing southwards to the Tarai take their rise north of the line of highest crests, the " main range " of the Himalaya; and that some of them drain long lateral high-level valleys enclosed between minor ridges whose strike is parallel to the axis of the Himalaya and, occasionally, almost at right angles to the course of the main drainage channels breaking down to the plains.

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  • Derivatives of the cyclo-pentane group are met with in the breaking-down products of the terpenes.

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  • There is very little doubt that the general course of the decompositions follows these iines; but any such simple explanation of the actions taking place is rendered impossible by the fact that, instead of the breaking-down of the hydrocarbons being completed in the coal, and only secondary reactions taking place in the retort, in practice the hydrocarbons to a great extent leave the coal as the vapours of condensible hydrocarbons, and the breaking down of these to such simple gaseous compounds as ethylene is proceeding in the retort at the same time as the breaking up of the ethylene already formed into acetylene and methane, and the polymerization of the former into higher compounds.

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  • He had always rejected the political economy of his time, and it was breaking down.

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  • In January 1885 Parnell visited Thurles, where he gave a remarkable proof of his power by breaking down local opposition to his candidate for Tipperary.

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  • AsCl4CH3, AsCl3(CH3)2, on heating break down, with separation of methyl chloride and formation of compounds of the type AsX3 the breaking down taking place more readily the fewer the number of methyl groups in the compound.

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  • The exile of the parlement to Troyes, the arrest of various members, and the curt declaration of the kings absolute authority (November 9, 2787) were unsuccessful in breaking down its resistance.

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  • Both situations are potentially fraught with the danger of contact not being made, breaking down or being inappropriate, even negative.

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  • Fungi are essential in breaking down dead organic matter to produce the humus which is needed for good soil structure - saprophytes.

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  • Literary experimentation has often proved most influential when itâs breaking down barriers, rather than creating anything particularly lasting or even memorable.

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  • The second half saw the magpies stick to their task of breaking down probably the physically toughest side in the division.

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  • The pills also purport to stimulate the metabolism, breaking down fat.

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  • Silica - gentle spherical microspheres to stimulate oxygenation and exfoliation before breaking down and disappearing.

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  • It means breaking down the barriers between God and Nature and establishing their essential oneness.

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  • By breaking down inhibitions and focusing energy, Anjali inspires and motivates workshop participants.

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  • It should moreover be noted that Magellan's famous expedition had for its object not the barren feat of circumnavigation but the breaking down of this monopoly, without violating the terms of the papal bull which gave to Spain the conquest of the West, to Portugal the possession of the East.

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  • The evolutionary idea has revolutionized and unified geography as it did biology, breaking down the old hard-and-fast partitions between the various departments, and substituting the study of the nature and influence of actual terrestrial environments for the earlier motive, the discovery and exploration of new lands.

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  • At the same time large numbers of these cells perish in the struggle, but even the death of these cells is of value to the body, as in the process of breaking down there are set free ferments which not only act detrimentally to the bacteria, but also may stimulate the bringing forward of another form of cell defenders - the mononuclear leucocyte.

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  • If from some cause the cell be damaged in such a way as to produce disintegration of the cytoplasm, there will be a breaking down of that combination, so that the fat will be set free from the complex protein molecule in which it was combined as a soap-albumin, and will become demonstrable by the usual methods as small droplets of oil.

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  • The steps in the breaking down of the highly complex nitrogenous proteid compounds contained in the humus of the soil, or applied to the latter by the farmer in the form of dung and organic refuse generally, are many and varied; most frequently the insoluble proteids are changed by various kinds of putrefactive bacteria into soluble proteids (peptones, &c.), these into simpler amido-bodies, and these again sooner or later into compounds of ammonia.

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  • But I persisted, and an accident soon occurred which resulted in the breaking down of this great barrier--I heard the story of Ragnhild Kaata.

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  • The challenges of treating and rehabilitating those affected by leprosy while breaking down the stigma of the disease remain.

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  • The breaking down of atoms is what provides nuclear energy.

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  • It will help keep the pieces in good condition and keep them from breaking down.

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  • It is common knowledge that regular maintenance of an automobile helps keep the vehicle from breaking down and needing costly repairs.

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  • Once you have added your layers of green and brown materials and mixed them a bit, a shovelful of garden soil or finished compost will help ensure that the proper microbes are in place to begin breaking down the compost material mixture.

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  • Biodegradable retail bags give you more options, while breaking down in landfills within 36 months.

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  • Recycling is the process of breaking down an object and reusing it to make something new.

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  • According to the EPA, plastic is recycled by breaking down the material into small pellets which are then used to create new plastics.

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  • Ethanol fuel is also a form of bioenergy created by breaking down plants into starches and sugars, fermenting and creating a wood alcohol.

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  • This type of technology can be simple or startlingly complex, but regardless of the science behind the task of breaking down consumable items, contributing less material to your local landfill is an achievable goal.

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  • Remember though that if you do make tea, you are breaking down the dosage so you may have to drink a lot to feel the full effect.

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  • This group is responsible for breaking down other foods in the digestive system, maintaining liver function, and helping with the functions of the nervous system.Leafy green vegetables contain many of the B-complex vitamins.

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  • Also, individuals with digestive impairments may have a difficult time breaking down proteins in sunflower seeds.

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  • Instead, couples list their wants and needs, breaking down costs of each item they wish to include in the registry, then book through a different site or one of Honeyfund's partner travel sites.

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  • It does cut down on the romance factor, but could keep the bride or groom from breaking down at the front of the church.

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  • Beneficial insects help pollinate your plants, aid in breaking down organic material in the soil, and prey on the harmful insects in your garden.

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  • In fact, breaking down the organic debris that is your quickly disintegrating wood deck is the carpenter ant's greatest passion.

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  • Paint manufacturers have a wide array of colors to choose from, with each color breaking down into varying shades, saturations and tones.

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  • It is simply the process of breaking down substances into rich, nutritious dirt for your plants.

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  • These mattresses are also biodegradable, breaking down easily once they are no longer needed.

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  • Over a period of time, as the body ages, the digestive system may have more difficulty breaking down vitamin tablets and capsules.

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  • Crystal Renn is breaking down barriers by posing in a bikini, much the same as size 16 model Ashley Graham - who was the center of a controversy when a lingerie commercial by Lane Bryant was censored - is gaining positive attention.

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  • Most babies with jaundice have physiologic jaundice, which is the type caused by the natural process of breaking down red blood cells.

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  • Hemolysis-The process of breaking down of red blood cells.

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  • The genetic defect causes a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase that is responsible for breaking down a certain type of fat and releasing it from fat cells.

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  • Several enzymes are involved in breaking down each GAG, and a deficiency or absence of any of the essential enzymes can cause the GAG not to be broken down completely.

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  • Although MPS are all inherited disorders, each type is caused by a deficiency of one particular enzyme involved in breaking down GAGs.

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  • All four of these enzymes are involved in breaking down the same GAG, heparan sulfate.

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  • Degenerative scoliosis may be caused by breaking down of the discs that separate the vertebrae or by arthritis in the joints that link them.

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  • The peroxisome is involved in breaking down VLCFAs to lengths that the body can use or get rid of.

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  • Hemolysis-The process of breaking down red blood cells.

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  • Enzymes play an important role in breaking down carbohydrates into forms that can pass through the intestine and be used by the body.

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  • Gastrointestinal (GI) system-The body system involved in digestion, the breaking down and use of food.

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  • Persons with galactosemia either have very low levels of or are entirely lack the enzyme that assists the body in breaking down galactose.

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  • For absolute beginners, DVDs offer more structure and breaking down of the steps than online resources.

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  • All Michael Jackson has a page dedicated to breaking down the moonwalk and enabling you to dance like a pro.

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  • Your First Waltz is an instructional and demonstrational video breaking down the waltz.

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  • Often used as "non-chlorine shock", persulphates work by shocking your pool and breaking down bather waste.

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  • It does this by breaking down the atoms of that waste into particles so small, that they actually become invisible!

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  • Many instructors think it's useful to learn how to swim freestyle by breaking down the movements.

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  • Chews are thought to be good for absorption because digestion begins in the mouth; as you chew the supplement, the process of chewing begins breaking down the candy-like calcium chew, making the vitamins more readily available.

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  • Next, the machine mashes or chews the produce, breaking down cell walls.

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  • Paint a clear and concise picture of what is breaking down in the world, and how your group aims to fix it.

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  • If you've chosen henna, then you'll just have to wait until your immune system finishes breaking down the pigment for you.

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  • She has had relationship problems, career issues, criminal issues and more than one bout of breaking down in public.

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  • Wrecking Balm is a cream that removes the top layers of skin cells, while breaking down the pigments in the tattoos.

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  • The key is breaking down the options and beaming how each minivan model stacks up.

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  • You can use Dow Bathroom cleaner on some stains for breaking down hard proteins and making it easier to clean.

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  • Eating dairy foods high in this mineral prevent it from breaking down bone cells in order to meet your body's needs.

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  • When these stores are depleted - after about 12 hours - the body turns to muscle stores and will eventually begin breaking down the muscles themselves.Below are some of the risks associated with prolonged fasting.

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  • Purchasing used exercise equipment can be a little like navigating a minefield - you don't want to purchase equipment that ends up breaking down on you.

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  • Workouts with dumbbells build muscles through breaking down the fibers of the muscles and then giving them time to heal by producing more muscle tissue.

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  • Several pampered celebs end up breaking down or falling apart when they realize that no one is bringing them food or shelter, and that they really have to sleep in the wilderness for three weeks.

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  • Mad Max is set in an unspecified 'near future' just as civilization is breaking down.

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  • The Millenium Falcon, perhaps because of the excessive modifications to make her more suitable for smuggling goods, has an unfortunate propensity for breaking down at dramatically useful moments.

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  • This topical ointment disrupts the fungus activity by breaking down its cell membranes.

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  • Identify the idea that you want to pursue and begin breaking down the topic into multiple subtopics.

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