To break through

Definitions

  • A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
    A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To break through To make an opening through, as, as by violence or the force of gravity; to pass violently through; as, to break through the enemy's lines; to break through the ice.
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Quotations

  • Les Brown
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    “You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”
  • Mervyn Peake
    Mervyn Peake
    “Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.”

Usage

In literature:

At this time the fog was thinning somewhat, and the low sun seemed likely to break through it now and then.
"A Sea Queen's Sailing" by Charles Whistler
But it would have been so easy to break through with one kind word or act.
"Read-Aloud Plays" by Horace Holley
I hoped to break through the icy reserve which he always maintains towards me now.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
So she rose at break of day, and, flying through the cool morning air, came again to the Stork's nest.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
They began to break through the open end.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
Once more breaking through the hedge he took to the fields.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
As people become educated they become conscious of their limitations, and endeavour to break through them and better their conditions.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
His voice was the first to break through the wonder-spell that bound her.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Miranda was the first bravely to break through it.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
I have never tried to break through his guard, but I feel certain that he is a deliberate charlatan.
"The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition" by Upton Sinclair
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In poetry:

THERE is no one to do it for me,
But I know what I shall do
When the last dawn breaks o'er me
And the last night is through.
"Last Things" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
But when she saw through the misty pane,
The morning break on a sea of rain,
Could even her love avail
To follow his vanished sail?
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Upon thy rosy cheek, the soul
Seems in the gushing tide to vary,
And crimson currents in it roll,
As though they wad break through, Mary!
"To Mary" by Albert Pike
God said: "Break thou these yokes; undo
These heavy burdens. I ordain
A work to last thy whole life through,
A ministry of strife and pain.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To touch her shadow on the sunny grass,
To break her pathway through the darkened wood,
Filled all my life with trembling and tears
And silence where I stood.
"Gone" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
Or shall there come at last desire of waking,
To walk again on hillsides that we know,
When sunrise through the cold white mist is breaking,
Or in the stillness of the after-glow?
"The House of Sleep" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

Hachette to Break Through 'Silos' As It Restructures Women's Magazines.
Brother Bryant returns home to break through .
Mississippi wants to break through in Egg Bowl.
Though the Trojans were able to break through in the second half, the Blue Devils of Martensdale–St.
Industry-leading creative platform empowers advertisers to break through clutter and reach a highly desirable target audience.
COLUMBIA— The FastCAT bus route will adjust its route schedule during Thanksgiving break, Nov 16 through Nov 25, according to a news release from Columbia Transit.
Cornell unable to break through Syracuse's defense in first-round loss.
13-year-old Megan Parker uses music to break through her rare disease.
Cypress Bay hopes to break through with state championship berth.
Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Department, will continue to offer yoga class on Monday evenings through Dec 17, from 5:30-6:30 pm Following Christmas break, yoga at Danbury will resume on Monday, Jan 7, 2013.
For Matteo Marsaglia, the hill was just risky enough that it presented an opportunity to finally break through.
Neenah Paper offers collection of inspiring samples and suggestions to help designers break through creative blocks.
Virginia looks to heal, continue defensive momentum through break.
Clippinger added that she counted eight teeth in his mouth and could feel more ready to break through the gums, before he fell asleep.
Authorities say he didn't stop there, Briggs continued to drive his vehicle through the backyard of a neighboring home, smashing into a picnic table and breaking it into pieces.
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In science:

Feeding this one last time through the algorithm, it breaks apart into communities that correspond closely to individual institutional research groups, the author’s group appearing in the corner of the figure, highlighted by the dashed box.
Fast algorithm for detecting community structure in networks
Moreover, it confirms the discrepancy seen between e+ e− data (KLOE, CMD-2) and hadronic tau-decay data (ALEPH, OPAL, CLEO), which can be used to extract the pion form factor through the CVC theorem, taking into account isospin breaking effects.
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions
Above the break frequency the decay of the emitting electrons is high enough that the actual volume of plasma that contributes to the observed flux is smaller than that defined by the extent of the excitation zone through the parameters R and H .
External Compton Radiation from Rapid Nonthermal Flares in Blazars
Concluding this section let me mention, as a side remark, a landmark achievement marginally related to my current topic: a detailed description of the fundamental string breaking through quark-antiquark pair creation in full QCD was recently obtained in .
$k$ Strings from Various Perspectives: QCD, Lattices, String Theory and Toy Models
The new feature of the proposed model is that the couplings of the Goldstones to the gauge bosons, and hence also the gauge boson masses, are expressed through one-loop graphs containing the symmetry-breaking self-energies of the fermions and scalars.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
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