Broke-down sentence example
They were having so much fun that even Alondra broke down and joined them.
Dad's old truck had been sitting at Mary's since it broke down.
She broke down and called a lawyer.
She broke down and fell into his arms.
His voice cracked and he nearly broke down.Advertisement
Sarah broke down weeping at the hopelessness, and as much as Jackson desired to comfort her, he could not find the strength.
He must have had a premonition, because the truck broke down on her way home the following week.
It broke down and I thought you could give me a tow.
Carmen's truck broke down and I'm going to tow it home for her.
The whole distribution system broke down.Advertisement
Finally she broke down and went to see Mums.
He broke down and cried quietly for his father and their men, wondering how he could make it across the ocean alone.
One woman broke down in hysterics.
He had suffered extreme pain for years before his death, and in fact broke down altogether under disease contracted in the discharge of his duty.
They broke down the intense narrowness of the life of those feudal times, enlarged men's conceptions and introduced new ideas into their minds.Advertisement
In December 1854, after a fatiguing address to a public meeting, followed by prolonged exposure to a south-east gale, his constitution entirely broke down.
The last two of these engines broke down under trial, but the Rocket fulfilled the conditions and won the prize.
The name is a corruption of St Olave, or Olaf, the Christian king of Norway, who in 994 attacked London by way of the river, and broke down London Bridge.
In time, notwithstanding a certain inherent individualism and impatience of control, veritable despotisms arose in the Semitic world, although such organizations were invariably liable to sudden collapse as the old forms of life broke down with changing conditions.'
In May 1912 he was appointed to succeed Count Wolff-Metternich as ambassador to Great Britain, but he had only been in London a short time when his health finally broke down.Advertisement
Experience only can teach the art of packing wagons and the care of draught animals, and throughout the campaign the small ponies of Poland and East Prussia broke down by thousands from over loading and unskilful packing.
Seven years later the Bokharians razed the city to the ground, broke down the dams, and converted the district into a waste.
The honours bestowed upon the Indian chiefs for their assistance in this war broke down in a great measure the barrier between the two races; and there is at this day a greater admixture of their blood among the better classes in Bahia than is to be found elsewhere in Brazil.
These negotiations, however, broke down mainly over the treatment to be awarded to Cape rebels.
One third of the cavalry broke down on a march of 97 m.Advertisement
This Roman civilization was, however, destined to be swamped by the current of Teutonic immigration, which finally broke down the barriers of the Roman empire and overwhelmed the whole of the Rhenish district.
At one isolated village the natives, who were unarmed, reported that they not unfrequently saw and heard the gorillas, which broke down the stalks of the plantains in the rear of the habitations to tear out and eat the tender heart.
His naturally feeble constitution, further weakened by excessive study, broke down finally in 1832.
Cunningham, Captain Seymour Vandeleur, William Grant and others, he overran Unyoro and broke down all resistance.
A last effort on the part of John to possess himself of it, in 1214, led to the taking of Angers (17th of June), but broke down lamentably at the battle of La Rocheaux-Moines (2nd of July), and the countship was attached to the crown of France.Advertisement
His one attempt at reform, the order forbidding the sale of intoxicants so as to stop the growing intemperance of the janissaries, broke down on the opposition of the soldiery.
In 1877 his health broke down through overwork.
Moreover, he and his successors mixed up so many accidents with the essence of their realism that the whole system broke down under its own weight.
The Catholics and Liberals were alternately in control until 1894, when the tenfold enlargement of the electorate broke down the Liberal party completely.
The spread of toleration, which always savours minorities, broke down between 1845 and 1873 the Lutheran exclusiveness of Norway, Denmark and Sweden; but as yet the Catholics form a disappearing fraction of the population.Advertisement
In fact, one quarter of the whole kingdom, consisting of the provinces of North and South Holland, the western portion of Utrecht as far as the Vaart Rhine, Zeeland, except the southern part of ZeelandFlanders, and the north-west part of North Brabant, lies below the Amsterdam zero; and altogether 38% of the country, or all that part lying west of a line drawn through Groningen, Utrecht and Antwerp, lies within one metre above the Amsterdam zero and would be submerged if the sea broke down the barrier of dunes and dikes.
The United Provinces, as in 1672, seemed to lie at the mercy of their enemies, and as in that eventful year, popular feeling broke down the opposition of the burgher oligarchies, and turned to William IV., prince of Orange, as the saviour of the state.
The bill was strongly opposed by the Radicals; the Centre was divided; but the very strong personal influence of the emperor, supported by an agitation of the newly-formed Flottenverein (an imitation of the English Navy League), so influenced public opinion that the opposition broke down.
Bright got his notes muddled, and broke down.
The hardships of the longer winter siege of Meaux broke down his health, and he died at Bois de Vincennes on the 31st of August 1422.Advertisement
The last happily broke down the western side of the crater, which, it is believed, will ensure the city against harm in any subsequent eruption.
The result of overtures made to him from India was that in 1877, when Lord Lytton, acting under direct instructions from Her Majesty's ministry, proposed to Shere Ali a treaty of alliance, Shere Ali showed himself very little disposed to welcome the offer; and upon his refusal to admit a British agent into Afghanistan the negotiations finally broke down.
Evans broke down on the Barrier and was only rescued by the heroic exertions of his companions.
Sho`ba, eventually broke down the resistance of Ziyad, who came to Damascus to render an account of his administration, which the caliph ratified.
The scheme broke down through an accident, but in the following year a military rising broke out, the mutineers cheering for the king and the constitution.Advertisement
In 1850 was passed the Loi Falloux, which broke down the Napoleonic idea of a state-monopoly of teaching, and allowed the opening of voluntary schools.
The second attempt in 1858 was successful, but the cable completed on the 5th of August 1858 broke down on the 10th of October 1858, after 732 messages had passed through it.
A small Montenegrin column also attacked Tarabosh but broke down at the wire.
In 1630 Donne's health, always feeble, broke down completely, so that, although in August of that year he was to have been made a bishop, the entire breakdown of his health made it worse than useless to promote him.
His health had already begun to give way, and broke down altogether under the strain of the effort required to form his ministry.Advertisement
The death of the weak John of Brabant (April 1427) freed the countess from her quondam husband; but nevertheless the pope pronounced Jacoba's marriage with Humphrey illegal, and Philip, putting out his full strength, broke down all opposition.
In 1834 he was articled to a solicitor in Bury St Edmunds, but the uncongenial and sedentary employment soon broke down his health.
The social fabric was built up not on the towns, but on the great landlords; and when the centre of gravity began to move, first of all in Italy, to the towns, and crowded populations began to be massed together in them, the parochial systems broke down under the weight of the new conditions, and the people were in a state of spiritual and moral no less than physical destitution.
The liberties of the country were guaranteed, taxation reformed and in 1772 the negotiations at Fokshani between Russia and the Porte broke down because the empress's representatives insisted on the sultan's recognition of the independence of Walachia and Moldavia under a European guarantee.
Towards the end of this conversation, when it was evening, Ananda broke down and went aside to weep, but the Buddha missed him, and sending for him comforted him with the promise of Nirvana, and repeated what he had so often said before about the impermanence of all things, - "0 Ananda!
The feeling caused by the hanging cf these men was deepened by the circumstances of the execution - for the scaffold on which the rebels were simultaneously swung, broke down from their united weight and the men were afterwards hanged one by one.
His health broke down at the close of 1493.
His fervour and dramatic action held them spell-bound, and his homely pathos soon broke down all barriers of resistance.
Among the many troubles which broke down King Henrys strdng will and great bodily vigour in those unhappy years, rebellion in England was not one.
This latter charge, though proved to the satisfaction of the committees of both Houses of Parliament, broke down under the cross-examination of the government witnesses by the counsel for the defence, and could indeed only have been substantiated by a dangerous stretching of the doctrine of constructive treason.
The negotiations broke down.
The mismanagement of the war broke down the Aberdeen government in 1855, and then Disraeli had the mortification of seeing a fortunate chance of return to office lost by the timidity and distrust of his chief, Lord Derby - the distrust too clearly including the under-valuation of Disraeli himself.
For the civil wars broke down the great houses who had monopolized the chieftaincies; and after violent struggles (in which the Sturlungs of the first generation perished at Orlygstad, 1238, and Reykiaholt, 1241, while of the second generation Thord Kakali was called away by the king in 1250, and Thorgils Skardi slain in 1258) the submission of the island to Norway quarter after quarter took place in 1262-1264, under Gizur's auspices, and the old Common Law was replaced by the New Norse Code " Ironside " in 1271.
It was Demosthenes who went to Byzantium, brought the estranged city back to the Athenian alliance, and snatched it from the hands of Philip. It was Demosthenes who, when Philip had already seized Elatea, hurried to Thebes, who by his passionate appeal gained one last chance, the only possible chance, for Greek freedom, who broke down the barrier of an inveterate jealousy, who brought Thebans to fight beside Athenians, and who thus won at the eleventh hour a victory for the spirit of loyal union which took away at least one bitterness from the unspeakable calamity of Chaeronea.
An attempt to throw off the yoke resulted in a second war, conducted by the Messenian hero Aristomenes; but Spartan tenacity broke down the resistance of the insurgents, and Messenia was made Spartan territory, just as Laconia had been, its inhabitants being reduced to the status of helots, save those who, as perioeci, inhabited the towns on the sea-coast and a few settlements inland.
Anxiety to do well in the final schools produced the opposite result; he broke down in the examination, and so graduated with third-class honours in 1821.
These two princes had made a compact at Dortmund in 1609 to act together in defence of their rights, but proposals for a marriage alliance between the two houses broke down and differences soon arose between them.
She tried to resist the desire that ransacked her body, but his lips and hands broke down every wall she built - shut off every avenue of escape until she no longer wanted to escape... until she no longer questioned his love.
These fans, or boulder aprons, eventually broke down sufficiently to allow supply to beaches to the east.
With Partizan committed to chasing a two-goal deficit, holes not surprisingly appeared at the back whenever their infrequent attacks broke down.
City's play often seemed far more deliberate, they always wanted an extra touch and moves broke down often through their own failings.
One evening, however, in the middle of a song, the artificial nightingale broke down.
The talks came to nothing because IRA demands were too high and because the accompanying fragile truce broke down in contentious circumstances.
The Mahommedan traders from Persia and Arabia, following the routes which had been prepared for them by their forebears, broke down the Hindu monopoly and ousted the earlier exploiters so effectually that by the beginning of the i 6th century the spice trade was almost exclusively in their hands.
The northern or New England element began by endeavouring to establish a Puritan theocracy which broke down.
With a courage that never faltered he broke down the Plan of Campaign in Ireland, and in parliament he not only withstood the assaults of the Irish Nationalists, but waged successful warfare with the entire Home Rule party.
An air tractor sledge started with this party but broke down after io miles.
Who is it that's starving us? shouted Denisov, hitting the table with the fist of his newly bled arm so violently that the table nearly broke down and the tumblers on it jumped about.
Many there were who broke down and openly wept.
She knew if she broke down her goal into smaller, achievable steps, it would be easier to succeed.
The goal is to restore the recipient to the type of lifestyle he or she enjoyed before the marriage broke down.
They mixed, pressed and broke down precious copper based minerals, such as malachite, along with carbon and manganese oxides to create colored powders used for face powders or eye colors.
What was supposed to be a basic promotional interview broke down into an exchange of catty insults and barbs between the two women.
Shortly after her death, West broke down crying during a performance of "Hey, Mama."
Soldier of Fortune broke down a significant, previously-unbreached wall with reactive corpses.
These negotiations reportedly broke down over several concerns on both sides of the bargaining table and that's partly how the iPhone ended up launching through AT&T.
In late 2009, fans were flabbergasted when the news broke that Eric Braeden was leaving The Young and the Restless when contract negotiations broke down.
Then I challenged who they were, and they broke down saying, "We'll take you back to the room and you can see our portfolio.
Mr. Pearl Jam himself leaves grunge behind for this acoustic, night-time by the bonfire on the beach surf ditty from the soundtrack to A Broke Down Melody.
In 2008, a man was stranded for four days in the Manitoba wilderness when he was separated from his friends and his snowmobile broke down.
Each challenge tested the designers' skills in a variety of ways, and many of them broke down in tears from the stress of the situation.
Accused of being sexist by Martel and a long time family friend brought in as a mediator, Heene broke down and apologized.