Broken-in sentence example

broken-in
  • I'd have to have broken in.

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  • Gabe nodded, forced to admit he no longer had any idea how to fix whatever was broken in Death's domain.

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  • He couldn't help fearing everything was as he left it, and the only thing truly broken in either world—was him.

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  • From Corpus Christi, Mendoza sent out various bodies to explore the interior in the direction of Peru, but without much success, and at length, thoroughly discouraged and broken in health, he abandoned his enterprise, and returned to Spain in 1537.

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  • As to cost, one transatlantic cable repair cost 75,000; the repair of the Aden-Bombay cable, broken in a depth of 1900 fathoms, was effected with the expenditure of 176 miles of new cable, and after a lapse of 251 days, 103 being spent in actual work, which for the remainder of the time was interrupted by the monsoon; a repair of the Lisbon-Porthcurnow cable, broken in the Bay of Biscay in 2700 fathoms, eleven years after the cable was laid, took 215 days, with an expenditure of 300 miles of cable.

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  • Nor do the highest summits form a continuous ridge of great altitude for any considerable distance; they are rather a series of groups separated by tracts of very inferior elevation forming natural passes across the range, and broken in some places (as is the case in almost all limestone countries) by the waters from the upland valleys turning suddenly at right angles, and breaking through the mountain ranges which bound them.

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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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  • The Norwegian connexion was broken in 1266, and in 1334 Man was detached from the Scottish islands.

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  • Thus Ali (q.v.), Pasha of Iannina, the most famous of these, though insubordinate and inclined to intrigue with foreign powers in the hope of making himself independent, had used his influence to keep the Greeks quiet; and it was only after his power had been broken in 1821 that the agitation of the Hetairia issued in widespread dangerous revolt.

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  • Galicia is traversed by mountain ranges, sometimes regarded as a continuation of the Cantabrian chain; and its surface is further broken in the east by the westernmost ridges of that system, which, running in a south-westerly direction, rise above the basin of the Mino.

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  • Let a magnetized knitting needle, having north and south poles at the two ends respectively, be broken in the middle; each half will be found to possess a north and a south pole, the appropriate supplementary poles appearing at the broken ends.

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  • The Mucury and Doce also rise in Minas Geraes, and are much broken in their descent to the lower plains, the former having a navigable channel of 98 m.

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  • The Zulu power, as has been recorded, was broken in 187 9.

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  • He negotiated the second treaty of Vienna in 1731, and in the next year, being somewhat broken in health and fortune, he resigned his embassy and returned to England.

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  • In January 1815 he travelled to Medina by the western or coast route, and arrived there safely but broken in health by the hardships of the journey.

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  • He returned home in 1834 broken in health, but succeeded in securing the approval of his church for his educational plans, and also in arousing much interest in the work of foreign missions.

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  • The fate of Cambrai was sealed and only a part of the incompletely, constructed Masnieres-Beaurevoir line, already broken in its northern sector by the Third Army and in its southern sector by the Fourth Army, was left as a dyke to stem the further British advance.

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  • In the United States and Scotland rectangular pits secured by timber framings are still common, but the tendency the pressure being reduced to that of the external atmosphere when it is desired to open the upper door, and increased to that of the working space below when it is intended to communicate with the sinkers, or to raise the stuff broken in the bottom.

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  • America, broadening in the north as if to span the oceans by reaching to its neighbours on the east and west, tapering between vast oceans far to the south where the nearest land is in the little-known Antarctic regions, roughly presents the triangular outline that is to be expected from tetrahedral warping; and although greatly broken in the middle, and standing with the northern and southern parts out of a meridian line, America is nevertheless the best witness among the continents of to-day to the tetrahedral theory.

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  • On the accession of Nicholas I., Arakcheev, thoroughly broken in health, gradually restricted his immense sphere of activity, and on the 26th of April 1826, resigned all his offices and retired to Carlsbad.

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  • After the expiration of his term as vicepresident (March 4, 1805), broken in fortune and virtually an exile from New York, where, as in New Jersey, he had been indicted for murder after the duel with Hamilton, Burr visited the South-west and became involved in the so-called conspiracy which has so puzzled the students of that period.

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  • Ground was broken in 1828 and in 1850 the canal was opened to navigation from Georgetown to Cumberland, a distance of 186 m.

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  • The American coasts are for the most part mountainous and unbroken, the chief indentation being the Gulf of California; but the general type is departed from in the extreme north and south, the southern coast of South America consisting of bays and fjords with scattered islands, while the coast of Alaska is similarly broken in the south and becomes low and swampy towards the north.

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  • He would have plunged England into war with Spain in 1572, when the risks would have been infinitely greater than in 1588, and when the Huguenot influence over the French government, on which he relied for support, would probably have broken in his hands.

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  • This plain, though broken in its southern portion by low hills, has generally an elevation of only a few hundred feet above sea-level.

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  • In the end the Swiss saved the Holy See; and, when Julius died the power of France had been broken in Italy, although the power of Spain had taken its place.

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  • In transplanting trees all the roots which may have become bruised or broken in the process of lifting should be cut clean away behind the broken part, as they then more readily strike out new roots from the cut parts.

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  • Hobbes was able to carry out his plan in some twenty years or more from the time of its conception, but the execution was so broken in upon by political events, and so complicated with other labours, that its stages can hardly be followed without some previous understanding of the relations of the parts of the scheme, as there is reason to believe they were sketched out from the beginning.

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  • In addition to these four classes, out of each are sifted all the smaller fragments of leaf broken in the process of manufacture, which are termed Broken Orange Pekoe, &c. These broken grades are frequently objected to by the consumer, under the impression that they are inferior in quality, but in the opinion of experts, the more the leaf is broken up, the better is the liquor upon infusion.

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  • The population was not only impoverished and reduced in numbers but broken in spirit.

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  • Presently this state of Sicilian isolation was broken in upon by the great Peloponnesian War.

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  • The seaward banks of the lagoons are frequently broken in storms, and the narrow channels through them are constantly shifting.

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  • The hereditary succession was broken in 1740 by Ali Vardi Khan, who was the last of the great nawabs of Bengal.

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  • Every sort of pressure was brought to bear upon him to make his submission, and at last, broken in health and spirit, he consented to sign a formula which the cardinal de Noailles claimed as a recantation.

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  • The earliest alphabetic document which can be dated with comparative certainty is the famous Moabite stone, which was discovered in 1868, and after a controversy between rival claimants which led to its being broken in pieces by the Arabs, ultimately reached the Louvre, where in a restored form it remains.

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  • The Phrygian power was broken in the 9th or 8th century B.C. by the Cimmerii, who entered Asia Minor through Armenia; and on its decline rose the kingdom of Lydia, with its centre at Sardis.

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  • But the power of pagan Hungary could not be broken in a day.

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  • The Andes, although much broken in these latitudes, also exert a modifying influence on these eastern districts, sheltering them from the cold westerly storms and giving them a drier climate.

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  • The peace was broken in 1789 by an invasion of the colonial territory by the Kaffirs, and this conflict proved to be but the first of a series of Kaffir wars which lasted for a century.

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  • The seals of deceased bishops or abbots were solemnly broken in presence of the chapter or before the altar.

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  • On the evening of the 9th of September 1881, after the military demonstration in Abdin Square, Riaz was dismissed; broken in health he went to Europe, remaining at Geneva until the fall of Arabi.

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  • It is a beautiful, rolling country, with a great abundance of streams; more hilly and broken in its western than in its eastern half.

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  • These plains are broken in places by low ranges of hills which are usually occupied by the principal industrial settlements of this part of the republic, the lower levels being for the most part swampy and unsuited for white occupation.

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  • He died on the 26th of October 900, leaving Wessex well armed for the continuance of the struggle, and the inhabitants of the Danelagh much broken in spirit.

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  • On the 27th Manin left Venice for ever on board a French ship. His wife died at Marseilles, and he himself reached Paris broken in health and almost destitute, having spent all his fortune for Venice.

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  • This elevated region is broken in all directions by mountains, from which the crystalline rocks show most frequently as huge bosses, and in certain regions present very varied and picturesque outlines, resembling Titanic castles,cathedrals,domes, pyramids and spires.

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  • Thus the thrilling story of the Second Punic War is broken in upon by digressions on the contemporary affairs in Greece and Asia.

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  • He couldn't help fearing everything was as he left it, and the only thing truly broken in either world—was him.

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  • The left foreleg and right rear leg were broken in casting and repaired with iron bolts.

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  • Four more show hoplites using their swords, which were used for hand-to-hand combat if the spear was broken in the initial clash.

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  • Hiroshi pretends that their car is broken in order to engineer an overnight stay in the house.

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  • The power of the nobles would seem to have been more effectively broken in a war with Athens, in which Megara ultimately lost the island of Salamis (about 570, see SoLoN), for shortly afterwards the constitution was changed to a democracy, and eventually was fixed as an oligarchy of a moderate type.

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  • Although the dominant position of Lysander had been broken in 403 by King Pausanias, the Spartan government gave him all the support which was possible without going into open war against the king; it caused a partisan of Lysander, Clearchus, condemned to death on account of atrocious crimes which he had committed as governor of Byzantium, to gather an army of mercenaries on the Thracian Chersonesus, and in Thessaly Menon of Pharsalus, head of a party which was connected with Sparta, collected another army.

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  • It was conquered by the Vascones in the 6th century, and in 819 became a viscounty dependent on the dukes of Aquitaine - a feudal link which was broken in the 11th century, when the viscounts ceased to acknowledge any suzerain.

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  • His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.

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  • While Madeline held the record for smallest baby born for several years, that record was broken in September 2004 by Rumaisa Rahman.

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  • Keep in mind that new gloves that come broken in can get worn out quite quickly.

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  • Try a metallic sandal in lieu of your favorite broken in flip flops to give an instant update to even the most casual outfit.

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  • Land's End, always a good choice for outdoor and cooler weather clothes, offers boy's cargo pants in cotton twill, which is pre-washed so it already looks broken in.

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  • It features authentic Levi's Trucker style, already broken in thanks to a sandblasting wash.

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  • Nothing looks more rugged chic than a brown paisley vest paired with a pair of broken-in boots and a nice pair of denim jeans.

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  • The best shoes to pair with cutoff shorts are undoubtedly flip-flops, but you can kick on a pair of broken in converse or skate shoes for a covered toe option.

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  • What makes this jacket stand out is the areas of distressing that make it look broken in and well loved.

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  • The soft fabric results from an enzyme-wash process giving these great shorts a comfortable broken-in feel.

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  • A woman sometimes found that when her boyfriend wasn't too much bigger than her, she could toss on his jeans with a belt, roll up the legs and have a great pair of broken-in jeans.

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  • If you're someone frequently on the go or you find yourself constantly replacing readers because they became scratched or broken in your purse, pocket, or car, slimline readers could be the perfect solution for you.

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  • Ground is broken in many of these areas to build suitable housing for residents that are in need.

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  • While you may feel as though your heart has broken in a million of pieces, it's temporary pain.

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  • If you do desire to be with someone else or one person in the couple does become romantically involved with another person, the commitment is broken in the relationship.

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  • Where can you find Converse All-Stars and cowboy boots in the same place, complete with reviews from those who've already worn and broken in their shoes?

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  • You don't want to seriously tighten the corset until it is broken in and conforms to your body.

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