from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of irrupt.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The other thing that really motivated this program was the violence that's irrupting in schools around the country and the sort of the isolation and the - and sort of desperation that you see.

    Black Oral History Project Heads 'Back-To-School'

  • This assistance is of particular importance in enabling the conscious “I” to contain and assimilate the irrupting superconscious energies and to integrate them harmoniously into the totality of the psychic life.

    C. G. Jung and Psychosynthesis, by Roberto Assagioli

  • The long-haired rat has a similar "boom-bust" cycle, irrupting in vast plagues following favorable rainfall.

    Mitchell grass downs

  • His son irrupting onto the scene in a highly excitable state.

    Maigret In Exile

  • And even then we were only awakened by a battalion (I think it was the Northumberland Fusiliers) irrupting into our field and pulling the stooks down for their own benefit.

    The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade August 1914 to March 1915

  • Aryans appear in history at just the period when they are on the move southwards into India; but they are no irrupting host.

    The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow

  • So along with Gary and Neil I was through in sunny Edinburgh yesterday, at an Independent & Radical Book Fair where two new chapbooks were being launched by Writer's Bloc (the spoken word/publishing collective which is, according to Gavin Inglis, to the East Coast SF Writers Group as the IRA is to Sinn Fein ... or vice versa, maybe): one from Andrew J. Wilson (of NOVA SCOTIA editorialness) called "The Terminal Zone", being a play about Rod Serling; the other from Hannu Rajaniemi called "Words of Birth and Death", being a collection of stories about Finnish mythology irrupting into contemporary situations (and featuring an introduction by Johanna Sinisalo).

    Things To Come

  • What it is is something that felt, in the writing, more like a waking dream of the original, the cultural and spiritual malaise of Baudelaire’s nineteenth-century Paris irrupting into the chronicles of the present day.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • A] The plain surface of the corium has now become broken up, and what is noticed is that the broken-up appearance is due to the epithelial cells irrupting and advancing _en échelon_ into its connective tissue.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.