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breaking-point

breaking-point Sentence Examples

  • He admired her strength but knew everyone had a breaking point.

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  • Piedmontese finances had been strained to breaking-point to organize an army obviously intended for other than merely defensive purposes.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • For most observers, the idea of US involvement in the attacks still strains credulity beyond breaking point.

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  • But going into police cells was necessary in some parts of the country as overcrowded jails reached breaking point.

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  • loyalty» Ganging Up These two novels share the theme of friendships tested to breaking point by the stress of conflicting loyalties.

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  • prisoning asylum seekers places an unacceptable strain on a public service already stretched to breaking point by prison overcrowding.

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  • Brought to breaking point by an almost psychotic woman he is in love with, John makes an unlikely ally for Ben.

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  • The completion of the clubhouse was not without difficulty, that stretched the sinews of the club almost to breaking point at one stage.

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  • traumatized women are routinely imprisoned and are being driven to breaking point at Yarlâs Wood.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Desperate and traumatized women are routinely imprisoned and are being driven to breaking point at Yarlâs Wood.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Permissive parents tend to reach a breaking point at which they may scream or get upset.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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