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- v. To erupt
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- v. be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
- v. jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
- v. come into or as if into flower
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The words that had been stemmed by her husband's unnatural loquacity burst forth as Mrs Gordimer provided me with the saga of her sister's debilitating illness in an unspecified part of the anatomy, with more details than I thought entirely necessary, but the essential detail of the day managed to creep in as well: March the thirtieth.
For just before me, in the calm deep water of a sheltered bay where I was quietly floating, there arose a violent boiling, bubbling commotion, and for an instant I thought a hot spring was going-to burst forth — instead of that, up rose the hideous head and gaping jaws of a hippopotamus, who, with a hoarse terrific snort, seemed about to attack me.
The Jews were triumphant, but their triumph was short-lived; sudden flames burst forth from Mr. Moria and rendered impossible the rebuilding of the Temple; Julian perished in his Persian War, and his successor, Jovian (363-364), reverted to
All our people to worry about and our House, all our enemies, all the unexpected catastrophes of nature and of man that seem to be ever present — and all the sins and piracies and devil's work of the past that are waiting to burst forth from our own Pandora's box as they do from time to time.
It was not until they came within striking distance of the Union line, when a flame of musketry burst forth before which nothing could live, that their ranks broke and, although a handful of men led by Armistead crossed the Union works, the remainder of the glory-crowned division were forced to retire.
Persecutions burst forth sometimes in certain localities, sometimes everywhere.
Every growing thing had burst forth at once, as if it had been stored up not only for months but for years: the baby leaves shot out of the branches like cannonshot, daffodils and irises erupted from the soil and exploded in flowers, and overnight the matted last-year's grass was overgrown with a velvety carpet of new grass so sweet the rabbits hopped about in it deliriously, stuffing themselves on the tender green shoots.
Soon after his elevation to the patriarchal dignity the Iconoclastic storm burst forth in the Byzantine Church, Leo III the Isaurian, who was opposed to the veneration of images having just acceded to the imperial throne (716).
All was noble, simple, refined; then suddenly his eloquence burst forth like lightning-grand and all-subduing.
His mouth is alive with a kind of impatient nervousness, and when he has burst forth with a particularly successful cataract of expression, it assumes a curl of triumphant scorn that would be worthy of Mephistopheles.