How to use Broken-off in a sentence

broken-off
  • The dressed stones for great buildings were pecked out of the ledges, and broken off with levers in pieces much too large for their needs.

    0
    0
  • No less than ten draft treaties were discussed in vain between August 1903 and February 1904, and finally negotiations were broken off on February 5th.1 Japan had already on the 4th decided to use force, and her military and naval preparations, unlike those of Russia, kept pace with her diplomacy.

    0
    0
  • Since the time when the church of eastern Syria had decided, in opposition to the church of the Empire, to cling to the ancient views of Syrian theologians - therefore also to the teaching and person of Nestorius - her relations were broken off with the church in western Syria and in Greek and Latin countries; but the power of Nestorian, or, as it was termed, Chaldaic Christianity, was not thereby diminished.

    0
    0
  • The material is sometimes won by the aid of channelling machines which make a series of cuts at right angles to each other in the face of the rock; a block is then broken off at its base by wedges forced into the cuts, and its removal permits access to other blocks.

    0
    0
  • A treaty projected on the news of the massacre of St Bartholomew, by which Mary should be sent back to Scotland for immediate execution, was broken off by the death of the earl of Mar, who had succeeded Lennox as regent; nor was it found possible to come to acceptable terms on a like understanding with his successor Morton, who in 1577 sent a proposal to Mary for her restoration, which she declined, in suspicion of a plot laid to entrap her by the policy of Sir Francis Walsingham, the most unscrupulously patriotic of her English enemies, who four years afterwards sent word to Scotland that the execution of Morton, so long the ally of England, would be answered by the execution of Mary.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • In old animals they reach an enormous size, and are generally broken off as if by fighting."

    0
    0
  • He had apparently identified himself with the " Illyrian " party, had broken off all communications with the Hungarian government, and, in spite of an imperial edict issued in response to the urgency of Batthyani, had summoned a diet to Agram, which on the 9th of June decreed the separation of the " Triune Kingdom " from Hungary.

    0
    0
  • The Russian court went into mourning for the last of the Condes, and diplomatic relations with Paris were broken off.

    0
    0
  • The conference was Antlochus broken off by a false report of Ptolemy's death, but and war between Rome and Antiochus was clearly inevitable - and Antiochus was joined by Hannibal.

    0
    0
  • It is in the form of three serpents twisted together, and before the heads were broken off was at least ft.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • On the 15th of September the sultan, who had broken off all negotiations with Mehemet Ali on receipt of the news of the Syrian revolt, acting on the advice of Lord Ponsonby, declared the pasha deposed, on the ground that the term allowed by the Convention of London had expired, and nominated his successor.

    0
    0
  • It is engraved upon the four sides and one bevelled edge of a _ pillar, the top of which has been broken off.

    0
    0
  • Preparations had been made for a continuation of the offensive which had been broken off in Sept., and it was not possible, given the difficulty of communications and the risk of imminent attack, to take up those positions best adapted for defence.

    0
    0
  • This goat having broken off one of its horns, Amaltheia filled it with flowers and fruits and presented it to Zeus, who placed it together with the goat amongst the stars.

    0
    0
  • Amaltheia gave it to Achelous (her reputed brother), who exchanged it for his own horn which had been broken off in his contest with Heracles for the possession of Deianeira.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • Theodore Beza from Geneva and Peter Martyr Vermigli from Zurich appeared at the colloquy; the German theologians to whom invitations had been despatched only arrived in Paris after the discussion was broken off.

    0
    0
  • On the other hand, an attempt to regain the friendship of Russia, which had broken off diplomatic relations with Sweden, was frustrated by the refusal of the king to accept the bride, the grand duchess Alexandra, Catherine II.'s granddaughter, whom Reuterholm had provided for him.

    0
    0
  • Birch trees are thrown into the water near a natural bed of oysters, and the trunks and twigs become covered with spat; the trees are then dragged out upon the shore by oxen, and the young fry are broken off and laid down in the shallows to increase in size.

    0
    0
  • Armistice proposals were already under discussion, and the battle was broken off in the afternoon of the assault.

    0
    0
  • Upon the definite refusal of the Mexican government under Paredes to resume with the United States the diplomatic relations broken off by the annexation of Texas, Taylor was ordered to advance to the Rio Grande for the purpose of anticipating any hostile incursion from Mexico.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • The northern part of the western side of the anticline is broken off by a great fault in the valley of the Eden, and the scarp thus formed is rendered more abrupt by the presence of a sheet of intrusive basalt.

    0
    0
  • He had a serious love affair about this time, which was broken off on the very eve of marriage by his catching a tertian fever which defied all attempts at cure for some two years.

    0
    0
  • He restored the relations with the African and Eastern Churches which had been broken off by his predecessor on the question of heretical baptism.

    0
    0
  • Accordingly, his representative, Prince Eugene, met the French marshal Villars at Rastatt in November 1713, and here, after negotiations had been broken off and again resumed, peace was made on the 7th of March 1714, Charles VI.

    0
    0
  • Some of these ancient seaweeds may have remained permanently rooted in the littoral regions, while others may have become broken off and drifted, like the recent Sargassum, at the mercy of the winds and currents, carrying the attached Graptolites into all latitudes.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • The landowners, who formed the majority of the House, were not elected directly, as was the case with the nobility of the French states-general, by their own class, but by electors who, though generally loyal to them, would have broken off from them if they had attempted to make themselves masters of their fellow citizens.

    0
    0
  • The negotiation, however, was at once broken off by his demand that France should abandon the Netherlands.

    0
    0
  • The register of the privy council does not begin until later in the 14th century, and then is broken off between the middle of the 15th and 1539.

    0
    0
  • The demand of the Greeks for the expulsion of Macedonian garrisons from Demetrias, Chalcis and Corinth, as the only guarantee for the freedom of Greece, was refused, and negotiations were broken off.

    0
    0
  • It was, as I was told, of red agate, in the form of a man with the right hand broken off.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • Change the Ethernet cable on the mailserver to one where the clip on the connector has not broken off.

    0
    0
  • It settled in a distant tree, perfectly camouflaged, looking for all the world like a broken off branch.

    0
    0
  • In the following year a boy named Lawson had a needle broken off in his finger during sock darning.

    0
    0
  • Battle was broken off as darkness fell, and the next day the Spaniards were amazed to see the Revenge still floating.

    0
    0
  • Today you may spot the first tabular iceberg, which would have broken off the Larsen Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • The dry lichen thallus is brittle, so fragments can be broken off easily and transported by wind or by animals.

    0
    0
  • Ganesha's most unusual facet is his single tusk, the other having broken off.

    0
    0
  • A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.

    0
    0
  • Have you heard she has broken off her engagement without consulting anybody?

    0
    0
  • Old Prince Bolkonski heard all the rumors current in the town from Mademoiselle Bourienne and had read the note to Princess Mary in which Natasha had broken off her engagement.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • I was saddened to see how much coral had been broken off in recent storms.

    0
    0
  • A portion of the sphenoid bone was broken off.

    0
    0
  • Ganesha 's most unusual facet is his single tusk, the other having broken off.

    0
    0
  • Ministerial contact with SF was broken off until 'an unequivocal ceasefire ' was restored.

    0
    0
  • Sea glass is bits and pieces of glass that have broken off bottles, jars and other items.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • Maybe the hinge itself has broken off from your frame.

    0
    0
  • When broken off at the surface, the hairs resemble small black dots on the scalp.

    0
    0
  • Vitreous seeding-Small pieces of tumor have broken off and are floating around the vitreous.

    0
    0
  • It even kills cells that have broken off from the main tumor and traveled through the blood or lymph systems to other parts of the body.

    0
    0
  • Scentsy bars are made up of six squares that can be broken off as required.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • Allow them to get jagged edges that you sport proudly because, hey, at least they haven't broken off yet-and you can still type and dial your cell phone!

    0
    0
  • Tiffany accepted the proposal, but then in the reunion show the engagement was broken off.

    0
    0
  • The point of the angle was broken off.

    0
    1
  • Any portion of the underground rhizome when broken off is capable of producing a new plant; hence the difficulty of eradicating them when once established.

    0
    1
  • Marcus had been, at the age of fifteen, betrothed to Fabia, the sister of Commodus; the engagement was broken off by Antoninus Pius, and he was betrothed to Faustina, the daughter of the latter.

    0
    1
  • Cuculus canorus and trogons, is often lined with the broken-off hairs of these caterpillars, which, penetrating the cuticle, assume a regular spiral arrangement, due to the rotatory motion of the muscles of the gizzard.

    0
    1
  • But the relations between Egypt and Judah were not broken off.

    0
    1
  • The proboscis broken off and expelled is generally reproduced, the posterior ribbon-like end of this reproduced portion again fusing with the walls of the sheath.

    0
    1
  • Accordingly, though France made every attempt to induce Turkey to adopt her side, the young Stratford Canning succeeded in causing the resumption of the peace negotiations at Bucharest, broken off through Russia's terms being considered too onerous, and followed by the capture of Izmail and Bender.

    0
    1
  • The communication between the Norse settlements in Greenland and the motherland Norway was broken off at the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century, and the Norsemen's knowledge about their distant colony was gradually more or less forgotten.

    0
    1
  • Negotiations for the settlement of this controversy, which involved fully one-third of the state of Amazonas, were broken off in 1870, but were resumed in 1905.

    0
    1
  • Diplomatic relations between the two countries, which had been broken off in consequence of the dispute, were resumed in 1897.

    1
    1
  • The last fight was that of Blumenau near Pressburg on the 22nd; this was broken off at the stated time.

    1
    1
  • Yet in spite of these disasters the republic was by no means crushed; it soon regained the suzerainty of many cities which had broken off all connexion with it after the expulsion of the duke of Athens, and purchased the overlordship of Prato from Queen Joanna of Naples, who had inherited it from the duke of Calabria.

    1
    1
  • Not only did an extreme party arise in Asia Minor rejecting all prophecy and the Apocalypse of John along with it, but the majority cf the Churches and bishops in that district appear (c. 178) to have broken off all fellowship with the new prophets, while books were written to show that the very form of the Montanistic prophecy was sufficient proof of its spuriousness.

    0
    1
  • In London he seems to have seen but little select society - partly from his father's taste, "which had always preferred the highest and lowest company," and partly from his own reserve and timidity, increased by his foreign education, which had made English habits unfamiliar, and the very language 2 The affair, however, was not finally broken off till 1763.

    0
    2