break of serve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n break of serve (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving "he was up two breaks in the second set"
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Usage

In literature:

Perhaps that movement served to break the hideous, hypnotic spell of the sea.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
He asked for a draught of milk, which, with a slice of rye bread, served to break his fast.
"The Old English Baron" by Clara Reeve
Its unexpected appearance there had served to break the current of his meditations.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Morning was breaking as the work was finished, and bread and cold meat were served out, with a full ration of grog.
"Among Malay Pirates" by G. A. Henty
They will serve to break the force of the attack.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It serves at least to break the round of habit.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
The lighting of the lamps and Marta's noisy return to her own culinary domain served as signals to break up the group about the desk.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
This served further to break the force of the wind and to retain and reflect back the heat of the fire.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
This enclosure was devoid of all artistic effect, but in summer-time it served as a screen to break the rigour of the wooden farm-buildings.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The prostrate carcase of the huge steer would serve to break the wave of cattle due to pass over this spot within a very few moments.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Dreams appear to me to break up the monotony and even tenor of life, to serve as a recreation to the chained fancy.
"Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
They also serve as a buffer to break the jars of family life.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
The incident served to break up the singing services, and after that we heard less of England.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
These two thicker mullions served the further artistic purpose of breaking the line of tall lights into groups of two or three each.
"Stained Glass Tours in England" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Break instead of cutting, and serve hot.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
Happily, some bushes had served to break the force of their fall, or they must inevitably have been much injured.
"A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest" by Amelia B. Edwards
As this served to break the monotony, there was a rush for'ard to see what kind of vessel it might be.
"The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'" by Percy F. Westerman
It served, also, as he then felt, as a diversion to break the monotony of his lonesome life.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
Crepitation of the bones may serve to further establish the break in continuity of the bones.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
We had passed over about half the distance through the woods, when an incident occurred serving at least to break the monotony of our ride.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
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In poetry:

"Rise up, rise up, thou Satan, upon the Earth to go,
"And prove the Peace of Dives if it be good or no:
"For all that he hath planned
"We deliver to thy hand,
"As thy skill shall serve, to break it or bring low."
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Terrance Jackson, 24, of Spencer will serve two years probation for a class D felony count of conspiracy to commit third degree burglary on April 5, in connection with a break-in at Hardee's in Spencer.
In Sunday night's episode of Breaking Bad we're served a host of images.
With a record-breaking 20 female senators elected to serve in the next Congress, ABC News' Diane Sawyer gathered 19 of them for an interview that will air early next year.
NEW YORK—With a record-breaking 20 female senators elected to serve in the next Congress, ABC News' Diane Sawyer gathered 19 of them for an interview that will air early next year.
NEW YORK — With a record-breaking 20 female senators elected to serve in the next Congress, ABC News' Diane Sawyer gathered 19 of them for an interview that will air early next year.
Although he was a product of the barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen program, he never served as a pilot.
Colin Powell , who served as secretary of state under Republican George W Bush, said Thursday he will again endorse President Barack Obama - after first publicly breaking with his party to endorse the Democrat four years ago.
The top-seeded Ferrer used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47th-ranked opponent.
She's no James Michael Curley, who was elected a Boston alderman while in jail for fraud and had to take a break as mayor of that city to serve time in the federal pen, again for fraud.
Fields had been released from prison to the state Adult Parole Authority on May 27 after serving more than three years on a charge of breaking and entering.
Long before South Beach started to look like a never-ending sequel to Spring Break Massacre, that salient stretch of soft white sand served as perhaps the hottest spot on earth.
DALLAS –– Restoration Church in Garland plans to serve Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless on Thursday afternoon but before they break bread, the less fortunate will say goodbye to one of their own.
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In science:

I have demonstrated in that the NS method cannot serve as a parameter-fitting method, because, in general, the basic integral equation is not uniquely solvable for some r > 0, and in this case the NS method breaks down. I do not want to go into further discussion of the errors in the presentation of the NS method in .
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
This is in marked contrast with the mean-field theory, where a very sophisticated scheme of replica symmetry breaking and related methods serve as powerful analytical tools.
Possibly Exact Solution for the Multicritical Point of Finite-Dimensional Spin Glasses
It ensures fast data transfer between the two PC and also serves as a backup in case one of the direct connections breaks.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
In the case of out flowing Inter Stellar Medium (ISM), as commonly ob served in Lyman Break Galaxies (LBGs), a high NHI and dust content are required to observe Lyα in absorption.
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
Although these states are presumably not phenomenologically relevant (at least if they are interpreted as cosmic strings because lightlike compactification breaks 4-dimensional Lorentz invariance), they serve as a good starting point for the more refined closed string coherent state construction of Sec.
String Vertex Operators and Cosmic Strings
The traces of α-matrices serve here as an order parameter for the corresponding phase transition (of Gross-Witten or ZN breaking type).
A String Project in Multicolour QCD
Non-vanishing vacuum expectation values for the field strengths were shown to serve as a way to partially break the N = 2 supersymmetry of Calabi-Yau (non) compactifications down to N = 1 by mass deformation .
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
At a more introspective level, hadron spectroscopy serves as an entree into the study of nonperturbative phenomena such as colour confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, topological excitations, and gluonic excitations.
Heavy Flavour Spectroscopy
An alternative to the conventional supergravity approach is to suppose that supersymmetry is broken at some much lower energy, with gauge interactions serving as the messengers of supersymmetry breaking [40,41,32].
Supersymmetry Phenomenology With a Broad Brush
This process defines a behavior of a vending machine, which serves exactly one customer, and after this breaks.
Theory of processes
And secondly, we use the Sakai-Sugimoto model, where “chiral” D 8-branes are embedded into a background of D4-branes, which includes a compact extra dimension that serves to break supersymmetry completely [2, 21].
"Strongly interacting matter in magnetic fields": an overview
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