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  • noun Plural form of irruption.

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Examples

  • These are known as irruptions, and are not, as is often suggested, the sign of a cold winter farther north.

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  • It’s difficult to see how one could seriously view reality as these three characters do β€” I thought maybe these alternate realities were irruptions from the subconscious savageries of the characters, but the text may not support that interpretation.

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  • A certain number of the iconic owls fly south from their Arctic breeding grounds each winter but rarely do so many venture so far away even amid large-scale, periodic southern migrations known as irruptions.

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  • One of his purposes in "Heaven on Earth" is to insist that other civilizations than our own are no less affected by the irruptions of the apocalyptic.

    Apocalypse Now And Then

  • Crises pose a special challenge to users of Nukespeak, since the extreme pressures of the moment tend to produce irruptions of unsettling new metaphors.

    Rory O'Connor: No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

  • Crises pose a special challenge to users of Nukespeak, since the extreme pressures of the moment tend to produce irruptions of unsettling new metaphors.

    Rory O'Connor: No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

  • Crises pose a special challenge to users of Nukespeak, since the extreme pressures of the moment tend to produce irruptions of unsettling new metaphors.

    Rory O'Connor: No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

  • These irruptions serve to heighten the sense of Laing's absorption, and the scale of her thought, but run the risk of her sounding a little rarefied: a shame since her reading of Woolf's diaries, letters and unpublished work here goes some way to debunking similar, routine assumptions about that writer.

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  • Crises pose a special challenge to users of Nukespeak, since the extreme pressures of the moment tend to produce irruptions of unsettling new metaphors.

    Rory O'Connor: No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

  • Crises pose a special challenge to users of Nukespeak, since the extreme pressures of the moment tend to produce irruptions of unsettling new metaphors.

    Rory O'Connor: No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

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