Definitions

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  • n. A bursting in or into.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bursting in or into.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bursting in from without; an irruption: opposed to outburst.

Etymologies

in +‎ burst (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just an occasional competitive inburst (definition: an outburst kept to oneself).

    Janet Carlson: It May Be Time to Redefine Family

  • And yet, when finally she stopped, she merely stopped, without the painful, knifelike intakes of breath that usually follow a violent outburst-inburst.

    last night, summarized

  • The resulting inburst of people and associated industries filled every vacant space and continued the sprawl farther.

    Operation Luna

  • "Is that your final --" she was asking me with her deep, wise old eyes searching me, when she was interrupted by the banging open of my door and the inburst of young Charlotte, young James as ever at her heels, with Sue clinging to his hand.

    The Heart's Kingdom

  • Again we have Mark's favourite 'straightway,' so frequent in the beginning of the Gospel, and occurring twice here, vividly painting both the sudden inburst of the crowd which Interrupted Christ's words and broke the holy silence of the garden, and Judas's swift kiss.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • The same moment the door opened, but I could see nothing for some time for the mighty inburst of a lovely light.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • I had always looked on the Moat as my refuge at the last; now it seemed the only desirable thing -- a lonely nook, in which to lie down and end the dream there begun -- either, as it now seemed, in an eternal sleep, or the inburst of a dreary light.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • It is not surprising that the records of such a marvel, grounded upon the testimony of men and women bewildered first with grief, and next all but distracted with the sudden inburst of a gladness too great for that equanimity which is indispensable to perfect observation, should not altogether correspond in the minutiae of detail.

    Miracles of Our Lord

  • Like the infinite inburst of water; or say rather, of inflammable, self-igniting fluid; for example,

    The French Revolution

  • She comforted her Mother, and faithfully nursed her Father to his last breath; nay she saved him and the house, with great presence of mind, on a sudden inburst of French soldiers.

    The Life of Friedrich Schiller Comprehending an Examination of His Works

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  • People have been known to choke on their inbursts.

    June 26, 2007