He admired her strength but knew everyone had a breaking point.
Piedmontese finances had been strained to breaking-point to organize an army obviously intended for other than merely defensive purposes.
The tension which had prevailed between the two kingdoms during the last years of Gustavus Vasa reached breaking point on the accession of Gustavus's eldest son Eric XIV.
Of successful mediation in the strict sense there have been many instances: that of Great Britain, in 1825, between Portugal and Brazil; of France, in 1849-1850, when differences arose between Great Britain and Greece; of the Great Powers, in 1868-1869, when the relations of Greece and Turkey were strained to breaking-point by reason of the insurrection in Crete; of Pope Leo XIII., in 1885, between Germany and Spain in the matter of the Caroline Islands.
Having fought the oligarchy of privilege, the monarchy next tried to rally it to its side, and all the springs of the old rgime were strained to the breaking-point.
For most observers, the idea of US involvement in the attacks still strains credulity beyond breaking point.
But going into police cells was necessary in some parts of the country as overcrowded jails reached breaking point.
loyalty» Ganging Up These two novels share the theme of friendships tested to breaking point by the stress of conflicting loyalties.
prisoning asylum seekers places an unacceptable strain on a public service already stretched to breaking point by prison overcrowding.
Brought to breaking point by an almost psychotic woman he is in love with, John makes an unlikely ally for Ben.
The completion of the clubhouse was not without difficulty, that stretched the sinews of the club almost to breaking point at one stage.
traumatized women are routinely imprisoned and are being driven to breaking point at YarlÃ¢s Wood.
With Finance taxation screwed up to breaking point on personal and real estate, on all forms of commercial and industrial activity, and on salt, flour and other necessaries of life; with a deficit of 8,500,000 for the current year, and the prospect of a further aggregate deficit of Li ~,ooo,ooo during the next quinquennium, Sellas heroic struggle against national bankruptcy was still far from a successful termination.
The charity Mencap said seven out of 10 families had reached or come close to breaking point due to the stress of round-the-clock care.
Desperate and traumatized women are routinely imprisoned and are being driven to breaking point at YarlÃ¢s Wood.
Ryan's daughter Tatum, did not like the fact that he was in a relationship with Farrah and this disagreement strained their father/daughter relationship to a breaking point.
Van Halen uses the long, dark introduction to build tension to a near breaking point before they kick into the famous Oh, Pretty Woman riff.
This can become a breaking point if he carries the green monster too far and his lover can no longer tolerate the constant questions and suspicions.
Permissive parents tend to reach a breaking point at which they may scream or get upset.
Knowledge is power when it comes to finding last minute fares that won't break the bank and push you to your own breaking point.
Sadly, it seems Alex was unsure about his final decision, and his reported attempts to stay in touch with Rehn strained the relationship with Marshall to the breaking point.
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