Usage examples for breaks

  1. When the tube is formed, or becomes visible, its apparent diameter increaseth till it is pretty large; after that it decreaseth, and at last it breaks or becomes invisible towards the lower part. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. I'll never let O'Neil build his road, not if it breaks me, and you're merely laying yourself open to arrest by threatening me. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  3. " The same stream," suggested the first, " but ours breaks easier into flood." – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  4. Our little " bunch" breaks up. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  5. I hate all these sudden breaks up. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. It is the bed that breaks for still I sink. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley
  7. For the thing breaks off with a sort of " perhaps to be concluded in some next," about which we have not made up our minds. – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  8. I bet you that every machine we make to broadcast breaks down! – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  9. A few more such breaks as these, and people from the States will hesitate about coming here to make their homes. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  10. " But," she whispered under her breath, as the door closed behind him, " it will be au revoir in a land where there will not be any more heart- breaks or good- byes- the land- that is not- very far off- but- near- so very near." – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  11. We are here on this wicked, cruel earth, and it breaks my heart to see you suffer so." – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. Once more breaks out the noise of battle. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  13. The Sea of Dread breaks about my feet. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  14. If they attack, as I expect they will as soon as the dawn breaks we had better have our whole force ready to meet them. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  15. We'll have other breaks in the circle some day, but we'll want to go right on doing it, and teaching our own children to do it! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  16. Margaret's joy at the success of this negotiation, so disastrous to the political interests of France and Italy, breaks forth in the letter she wrote to the King of Aragon's ambassadors in England immediately after the treaty was signed. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  17. Then we'll lay in the ice alongside the Company boats till she breaks – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  18. It breaks my heart to hear you going on so, and all for nothing. – The Parlor-Car by William D. Howells
  19. She hadn't more'n got herself settled, when the elevator stops at our floor and there breaks loose all kinds of a riot in the hall. – Torchy by Sewell Ford