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  • v. break out


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  • However, as he hurried across the road, nodding to the dapper figure of Mr. James the bank manager who saluted him graciously with a furled umbrella, he turned up his collar and prepared to push through the small crowd of sightseers which had begun to collect outside the front gate of Portminster Lodge.

    More Work for the Undertaker

  • Aziza's ribs began to push through the skin, and the fat from her cheeks vanished.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Once you allow the sensation of spirit to push through there, you will discover that beyond the epidermis is a wider sheath of force that surrounds us.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • When the treaty is adopted, as I suppose it will be, I shall put the best face possible on it, and shall back the Administration as heartily as ever, but oh, how I wish you and the President would drop the treaty and push through a bill to build AND FORTIFY our own canal.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • As the stock market's recovery this year spurred Carrefour to try to push through delayed overhauls, the conflicts accelerated.

    Tensions Disrupt World's No. 2 Retailer

  • These were working men beginning a long day, not drunks looking for distraction, and although my thin shoulders and smooth face, to say nothing of the wire-rim spectacles I wiped free of fog and settled back on my nose, started a ripple of nudges and grins, I was allowed to push through the brotherhood and sink into a chair next to the window.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • Mospa gave me his wooden comb, which they push through their hair, as you ladies do coral or gold pins at parties.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • The Tyrians countered with everything they had against the invaders, but other ships took advantage of their distraction to push through the triremes blocking the two harbors into the heart of the city.

    Alexander the Great

  • January 1943 the situation reports revealed that there were four enemy rifle divisions and a tank brigade near Marino trying to push through to the "bottleneck" before linking up somewhere in the middle with the shock divisions from the east and veering southward.

    Panzer Aces

  • When the ground softened from the frost, the Fruit-Elves loosened the earth around each strawberry root, that its shoots might push through to the light.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays


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