GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to enter or approach violently or unexpectedly.
“Itke, the housemaid, was always the one to break in upon my reflections.”
“They courtsied slightly, and Camilla said she was very sorry to break in upon him.”
“Holmes drove in silence, with his head sunk upon his breast, and the air of a man who is lost in thought, while I sat beside him, curious to learn what this new quest might be which seemed to tax his powers so sorely, and yet afraid to break in upon the current of his thoughts.”
“The British fighting men, with Maori allies, marched off to break in upon the rear of the Wereroa.”
“We had walked several times up and down the lawn, neither Miss Stoner nor myself liking to break in upon his thoughts before he roused himself from his reverie.”
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