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Definitions of rupture

  1. a personal or social separation ( as between opposing factions); " they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  2. separate or cause to separate abruptly; " The rope snapped"; " tear the paper"
  3. the act of making a sudden noisy break
  4. state of being torn or burst open
  5. To burst.
  6. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
  7. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
  8. Hernia. See Hernia.
  9. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
  10. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
  11. To produce a hernia in.
  12. To suffer a breach or disruption.
  13. The act of bursting or breaking; the state of being broken or violently burst apart; breach or interruption of friendly relations; hernia, or a coming out of a part of the intestines through the inner wall of the abdomen.
  14. To burst or break violently apart; to affect with hernia.
  15. The act of breaking or bursting: the state of being broken: a breach of the peace: ( med.) the protrusion of any of the viscera.
  16. To break or burst: to part by violence.
  17. To suffer a breach.
  18. A breach; hernia.
  19. To break or burst.
  20. To burst; break; rend; sever.
  21. The act of rupturing; ruptured muscle; hernia; breach of peace and concord.
  22. The act of breaking or hursting; the state of being broken or violently parted; hernia; breach or interruption of peace.
  23. State of being broken or violently parted; a fracture; a breach; open hostility; a tumour caused by the protrusion of a part of the bowels; hernia.
  24. To part by violence; to burst; to suffer a breach or disruption.
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Usage examples for rupture

  1. If a rupture of the negotiations must come, Lord Castlereagh preferred to let the Americans shoulder the responsibility. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  2. The subsequent debate made strongly for a rupture; and it is important to note that Ollivier and Gramont based the demand for warlike preparations on the fact that King William had refused to see the French ambassador, and held that that alone was a sufficient insult. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  3. The priests had conspired in secret since his rupture with the pope. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  4. As for your rupture, I cannot take sides with either of you; for you are both in the right, each acting after his nature. –  by
  5. With the help of the girl Beda I kept my eye on him, and when I considered him ripe for a rupture with the communards, I went and fetched him away. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  6. They called themselves the soldiers of the nation, and left now no doubt on which side they would be, in case of a rupture. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  7. It is not difficult to distinguish this Rupture. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  8. He went into the circumstances of dissatisfaction between Spain and Great Britain, and us, and observed, there was no nation on whom we could rely, at all times, but France; and that, if we did not prepare in time some support, in the event of rupture with Spain and England, we might be charged with a criminal negligence. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  9. Mistress de Chavasse knew full well that the Endicotts did not intend to quarrel with her, and having threatened rupture unless her commands were obeyed, she had no wish to argue the matter further with her henchwoman. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  10. The Darleys have at last come to an open rupture, and a friendly separation is being arranged. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  11. Therefore it is more decent- if there is any decency left in either of us- to interfere with one another as little as possible, unless you desire a definite rupture. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  12. It may be replied- if the abolitionists are such firm friends of the Union, why do they persist in what must end in its rupture and dissolution? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  13. The importance of the rupture of the Peace of Amiens will be realized if we briefly survey Bonaparte's position after that treaty was signed. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  14. One day, after a lecture before the latter institute, he lay down to rest, and was shortly awakened by the rupture of a bloodvessel, which occasioned him the loss of a considerable quantity of blood. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  15. The immediate consequence of this first principle was the rupture of the organic union realised in the Gospel of Christ between the religious element and the moral element. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  16. About a year after their rupture his compilation volume appeared, and was an instantaneous success. – A Few Short Sketches by Douglass Sherley
  17. The two young men parted with as scant courtesy as was possible without an open rupture. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  18. The elder held more practical opinions on the subject, and there had almost been an open rupture. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
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