burst upon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v burst upon spring suddenly "He burst upon our conversation"
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In literature:

Then realization of their peril burst upon him with a rush.
"In Old Kentucky" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Then the truth burst upon him with the force of a mighty blow.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
He burst upon them unceremoniously, and threw open the darkened port-holes to let the sunlight in.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Just then there burst upon their ears the yell of a steam-whistle, and a few moments later a steamer bore straight down on them, astern.
"Blown to Bits" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
A wild storm burst upon us at night-fall, and our bivouac was a damp and dreary one.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
On reaching the last pillar, behind which they remained, an extraordinary and fearful spectacle burst upon them.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
And there burst upon my vision the wildest assemblage of faces I had ever seen.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
A blaze of light and warmth burst upon him.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
A fresh young voice burst upon his meditations.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Before they, had accomplished their fiendish purpose, however, a sound like thunder burst upon their ears and arrested their steps.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

But now a pale blue light she saw,
It from a distance came;
She follow'd, till upon her sight
Burst full a flood of flame.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
That when the City bathed in gold
Full burst upon your sight,
You would not tarry with us more;
Your spirit took its flight.
"Mrs. Louise B. Weston" by Mary Weston Fordham
About three months ago, when first
Upon our open, unprotected
And freezing garden snowstorms burst
In sudden fury, I reflected
"After the Interval" by Boris Pasternak
At last he reached the shanty door,
Into the bar he burst,
He dumped his hat upon the floor,
And cursed and cursed and cursed.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
The secret of the April bud
Bursts to the dewy liquor sweet.
Old men come forth to warm their blood,
And chirp upon the sunny seat.
"Song The Third" by Thomas Aird
But she would weep to see today
how on his skin the swart flies move;
the dust upon the paper eye
and the burst stomach like a cave.
"Vergissmeinnicht (Forget-me-not)" by Keith Douglas

In news:

(FORTUNE Magazine) – WHEN color television burst upon the world in the early 1950s, the US was in the vanguard: The first commercial broadcasts used a pioneering system developed by RCA.
Elizabeth David's first cookbooks burst upon a Britain newly delivered from wartime rationing.
The theory burst upon me in gasps during a brisk walk.
The volatile virtuoso Jaco Pastorius burst upon the music world in 1976, stunning us with the ingenuity and chops of his debut, Jaco Pastorius (Epic), the Pat Metheny Trio album Bright Size Life (ECM) and his work with Weather Report.
Once upon a time an asset bubble burst, but there was little leverage involved and the ensuing downturn was relatively mild.
On a recent trip to J.Crew, I perused the sale racks and happened upon a pair of jade-colored capri pants that were such a fun burst of color.
The parking lot at University Avenue and Sixth Street bursts with flavor each Wednesday and Saturday now that summer is upon us.
A bouquet of flowers burst upon your senses like magnolias and gardenias on a hot southern night.
Salvador burst upon the American scene with a force that immediately established its director as a film artist to be reckoned with.
After some three and a half billion years of life's evolution on this planet – and after almost two million years since people recognizable as human first walked its surface – a new human burst upon the scene, apparently unannounced.
That particularly American holiday is upon us, the one wherein millions of dollars are turned into bursts of flame and clouds of acrid smoke.

In science:

The shock is sufficiently strong upon reaching the freshly accreted H/He layer that it triggers unstable 4He burning if the superburst occurs during the latter half of the regular Type I bursting cycle; this is likely the origin of the bright Type I precursor bursts observed at the onset of superbursts.
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
Upon reaching the H/He layer, the shock is sufficiently strong that it triggers unstable 4He burning if the superburst occurs during the latter half of the Type I burst cycle.
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
Perhaps the impact of Oregon’s most populous neighbor – California, where the housing bubble and its burst were quite dominant – was felt upon Oregon suppliers and contractors.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
As WRs are hydrogen deficient upon death, they are suspected to be the progenitors of Type Ib and Ic core-collapse supernovae and long-duration gamma-ray bursts.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
For example, the inferred properties of the host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts depend upon exactly which set of stellar evolutionary models are included (Levesque & Kewley 2007).
The Wolf-Rayet Content of M31