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‘Break’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Break’.

1

No one but an anarchist would go about breaking statues.

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

2

Sometimes a roe deer broke out of the covert, or an old blackcock startled me with his scolding.

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.

3

“What we pay rates and taxes for I don’t know, when any ruffian can come in and break one’s goods.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Disarm

“Your humility, Mr. Bingley,” said Elizabeth, “must disarm reproof.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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