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  • n. Plural form of outbreaking.

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Examples

  • In infancy, we frequently perceive the most rebellious outbreakings of ungoverned passion, with tearing, and scratching, and beating the parent, without any indication of compunction, either at the time, or after it has taken place.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • That any rational and accountable being should ever have been found to oppose the progress of truth, is truly humiliating; yet every page of history, which records the developement of new principles, exhibits also the outbreakings of prejudice and selfishness.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • His wife, naturally of a mild and placid temper, failed in almost every thing to please him, or prevent the constant outbreakings of his morose and peevish humor.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922

  • The prohibitions and penalties of the law are not sufficient to prevent occasional and even frequent outbreakings of violence, so that the negroes even yet suffer much of the rigor of slavery.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • In nature there is nothing which can inspire us with so much awe as those violent outbreakings which occasionally convulse the earth, creating fearful devastation, overthrowing cities, and destroying much life and property.

    The Book of Enterprise and Adventure Being an Excitement to Reading. for Young People. a New and Condensed Edition.

  • Mass meetings were held, and outbreakings of violence were feared; but order was preserved.

    Outline of Universal History

  • To the system of church discipline, stretching over the life of every individual, and carried out by the civil magistrates in alliance with the pastors, there was much opposition, which led to outbreakings of violent resistance.

    Outline of Universal History

  • Before, there had been outbreakings of popular wrath against the stamp-officers.

    Outline of Universal History

  • -- It was impossible to prevent outbreakings of violence against the hated dissenters.

    Outline of Universal History

  • The party of Terror were cowed; but in consequence of the rise in the cost of provisions, and of the distress caused by it, and by the sudden abrogation of tyrannical laws settling the price of food and wages, there were two fierce outbreakings of the mob of Paris (April 1, May 20, 1795).

    Outline of Universal History

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