break with

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v break with end a relationship "China broke with Russia"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 69% of men say that they would rather break up with a girl in private rather than in public.
    • Break with to fail out, as friends may do
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Quotations

  • Norman O. Brown
    Norman O. Brown
    “Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.”
  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “To keep a new friend, never break with the old.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah%20Winfrey
    “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brecan; Ger. brechen.

Usage

In literature:

Do ye therefore break it down with axe and fire as best ye can.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Nan said to herself that some party had been late in breaking up, and felt her heart thrill with sympathy.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
If a fish-kettle with strainer is used, the fish can be lifted out without danger of breaking.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
A certain person, O monarch, had climbed up that tree containing some dry branches with the object of breaking them for sacrificial fuel.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I am acquainted with the temper of steeds, and know perfectly the art of breaking them.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I had to break the ice with the ax to get water.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
If it breaks with me, I'll get to the bottom, just the same.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
It was a fair and peaceful night, with no sound of human unrest to break the sleep of the world.
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
And no man could lightly break with a girl of that quality.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Therefore, you see there is no such thing possible as for me to break with Reuben.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Time, with his noiseless step, glided on, till but a few weeks remained before the school would break up for the midsummer vacation.
"Walter Harland" by Harriet S. Caswell
And he couldn't break into that world with a jimmy.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
He told Michael that he was charged with Sabbath breaking, and bade him plead to the charge.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
Whitaker waited with foreboding for the storm to break.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
She had no thought now of breaking her engagement with Rule, though her heart seemed breaking.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It is a fact well known that the President was anxious to avoid a break with Senator Conkling.
"The Facts of Reconstruction" by John R. Lynch
I'll break no squares with father, and you must not make me do so.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The ice-banks were continually breaking with a noise like the roar of a cannon.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
Break egg in cup and fill cup with milk, turn in bowl and beat to mix.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The bar of rock, with the water-cleft breaking steeply through it, stood bold and bare, and dark in shadow, grey with red gullies down it.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
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In poetry:

But see! a face is at the door
Whose eyes are not at rest;
A voice breaks on divinest lore
With petulant request.
"Mary" by George MacDonald
"That ever did on horseback come,
But if my hap it were,
I durst encounter man for man,
With him to break a spear."
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
With ivory wand she numbers
The stars along the sky,
And breaks the billows' slumbers
With a love-glance of her eye;
"Moonrise" by Ernest Jones
With a meeting
We did not meet tonight, yet
Dawn is breaking;
I may depart, but
Will my heart - are we thus content?
"With a meeting" by Ise
It breaks the sunlight bound on bound:
Goes singing as it leaps along
To sheep-bells with a dreamy sound
A dreamy song.
"Fata Morgana" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Filled with his words of truth and right,
Her heart will break or cry:
A woman's cry bursts forth in might
Of loving agony.
"The Woman That Lifted Up Her Voice" by George MacDonald

In news:

The United States will announce their new Ryder Cup captain on Thursday, breaking with tradition by revealing his identity on breakfast television.
Breaking with tradition, this election cycle bypassed the "October Surprise," unless you count finding out that Donald Trump is a complete idiot.
HAYDEN — Alex Odom sank two free throws with four seconds remaining to break a tie, as Curry survived a chaotic, controversial ending to emerge with a 50-48 area-game victory at Hayden in boys basketball Tuesday action.
In 1999, when the Texas legislature deregulated its electricity market, breaking with decades of tradition that stretched back to Samuel Insull's Commonwealth Edison, rhetoric ran high.
With Drew Brees on the verge of breaking Johnny Unitas' record (47) for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, ESPN Stats & Information's Alok Pattani takes a look at the two streaks.
Parents and students will head into summer break with many questions about how next school year will look.
Take a Break With the Holiday Sip '.
With Drew Brees in position to break Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Unitas' son has sent words of encouragement to the Saints quarterback.
The score game should have ended with the Cavs winning by a wider margin, but with the starters on the getting a break, the bench took on a greater role, a fact that should be valuable as the season progresses.
Diocese finally breaks with Episcopal Church.
Lowcountry SC diocese finally breaks with Episcopal Church .
Diocese finally breaks with Episcopal Church .
I know you're sick of defending yourself to the liberal media after breaking with a lifetime of voting Democratic to endorse Mitt Romney for president, but bear with me.
It's our biggest yet-- and it appears we'll get another break with the weather.
Charlie Bogert, a consultant with Mid South Utility Services, conducted a presentation with Picayune natural gas employees and firefighters to break the ice between the two departments.
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In science:

As shown on Fig. 6, we break Tl in three parts, the edge {r, r ′}, the sub-tree T ′ with root r ′ and l′ edges and the rest T ′′ , which is a sub-tree with root r ′′ = r and l′′ edges.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
We have constructed and studied numerically two renormalization transformations in order to compute thresholds of break-up of invariant tori with a cubic frequency in Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom.
Renormalization for cubic frequency invariant tori in Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom
In contrast to previous works we wish to break with charge neutrality and rather interpret Hstat as a general static disordered energy landscape.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
However, related models have been studied in detail and they exhibit one step replica symmetry breaking with a k-independent x.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
As a larger sample of galaxies becomes available with Chandra , the properties of ULXs and their relationship to galaxy morphology as well as the location and cause of the break in the XLFs of early-type galaxies can be studied with more certainty.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
Due to spontaneous breaking of the gauge group this results (in general position) in the effective N = 2 Abelian gauge theory with the effective Lagrangian Leff (Φi ), which can be written, say, in terms of the superfields Φi , whose vacuum values hϕi i = φi coincide with the diagonal elements of (2.6).
String Theory or Field Theory?
The radiation due to the pairs is composed of a power-law spectrum with an index of about 2 with possible break features around the 1–10 keV range in the comoving frame due to Comptonization and downscattering by cooled thermal pairs.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
If f (c1 ) > f (c2 ) then M(c1 , c2 ) contains no flow line with zero cascades. A sequence of flow lines with cascades may break up in the limit into a connected chain of flow lines with cascades.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
If we try using only this one stellar population, we are left either with an oversubtraction of the 4000 ˚A break or with a significant residual with a fairly flat (in Fλ ) SED.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
In a supersymmetric model with gravity mediated supersymmetry breaking, the reheat temperature which is related to M1 is high and could be in conflict with the gravitino overproduction constraints.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Comparisons with a previous approach are made, showing where its assumption of uniform local fields breaks down for networks with nodes of low degree.
Potts Model On Random Trees
In the presence of spontaneous symmetry breaking, it is expressed as an integral over the Goldstone manifold (i.e. over the degrees of freedom associated with spontaneous symmetry breaking in the gauge theory).
Lectures on random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
The only few exceptions include, e.g. supersymmetry breaking with strongly-coupled gauge dynamics in a low-energy regime .
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
One is the chiral superfield F component FX , where X participates in supersymmetry breaking with a non-vanishing FX .
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
Together with their previous tests with the observed jet break angle vs. isotropic energy (Eiso − θj ) and observed peak energy vs. fluence relations (E obs peak vs. fluence), Zhang et al. (2004) concluded that the current GRB data are generally consistent with the Gaussian-like jet model.
Testing Gamma-Ray Burst Jet Structure with the Distribution of Gamma-Ray Energy Release
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