• WordNet 3.6
    • n outburst a sudden violent disturbance
    • n outburst an unrestrained expression of emotion
    • n outburst a sudden intense happening "an outburst of heavy rain","a burst of lightning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outburst A bursting forth; as, an outburst of laughter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outburst To burst out.
    • n outburst A breaking or bursting out; a violent issue or discharge; an outbreak: as, an outburst of wrath.
    • n outburst In mining:
    • n outburst A sudden outbreak of gas or water in a mine.
    • n outburst The outcrop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outburst owt′burst a bursting out: an explosion.
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  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.”


In literature:

In 1791, amidst an outburst of national rejoicing, was passed the Polish Constitution of the 3rd of May.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
It, rather than the insolent familiarity of address, provoked her outburst.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
He was profoundly troubled by his nephew's outburst.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Mrs. Cheyne did not look displeased at the girl's outburst.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Neither sorrow nor regret followed my passionate outburst.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
So astonished was he by her sudden appearance and outburst, that he fell back a pace.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
Such outbursts as he had witnessed were no more than the safety-valves of outraged pride.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Neither of the young men joined in his hilarious outburst.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Why this sudden outburst of affection?
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
One of these sweet outbursts of praise is contained in the opening verses of the xl Psalm.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein

In poetry:

Foreboding remembrance –
wounded hearts’ pain –
outburst of anguished
souls rent in twain.
"Untitled" by Eberhard Arnold
XXII. Ha! was the hair so first?
What, unfilleted,
Made alive, and spread
Through the void with a rich outburst,
Chestnut gold-interspersed?
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
The air is full of after-thunder freshness,
And everything rejoices and revives.
With the whole outburst of its purple clusters
The lilac drinks the air of paradise.
"After The Storm" by Boris Pasternak
Or in furry mantle drest,
She will fondle on her breast
The embryo buds awaiting the near Spring's mysterious throe;
So fondly that the first
Of the blossoms that outburst
Will be called the beauteous daughter of the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
So that in their ampler breathing we can feel the soul outburst,
And grow into high impulses, each one wider than the first,
Till it leaps in very triumph from the daily thought of clay,
And becomes a part and being of the brightness of this day.
"The Long Deep Grass In Springing" by Alexander Anderson
My heart filled with the scent of a vast green grassy veldt,
With horizon-flooding blazing sunlight scent,
With the restless, massive, vibrant, woolly outburst of darkness,
Like growls of an aroused tigress,
With life's untamable blue intoxication!
"Windy Night (Haoyar Rat)" by Jibanananda Das

In news:

Kanye West a 'jackass' for outburst .
Accused Killer's Courtroom Outburst : "I'm Guilty.".
KPBS reporter tells KPBS' Evening Edition about a surprising outburst from a murder suspect in a San Diego courtroom.
Serena Williams' outburst at US Open final.
Serena Williams is under investigation by US Open tournament officials for the outburst she directed at the chair umpire during her loss to Australian Sam Stosur in the final.
Mavs' Delonte West suspended indefinitely after outburst .
Outburst Leaves Counsel With Egg On Face.
Serena Williams fined for outburst .
Serena Williams has to pay up for her outburst at the women's final of the US Open.
Pyramid Brewing Co. Added Outburst Imperial IPA as its spring seasonal beer.
Outburst Imperial IPA is a dry-hopped IPA that debuted in early 2010 as the second offering in Pyramid's limited-availability, draft-only Ignition Series.
Records clarify Loughner's outburst .
According to the US Open code of conduct, players aren't allowed to make verbal outbursts while the ball is still "alive" in play.
Kanye West Issues Swift Apology After VMA Outburst .
Supervisor's Outburst During Meeting Sparks Controversy.

In science:

The radio flux varied significantly during the course of the optical outburst at all three observation frequencies (1.4, 5, and 15 GHz). A jet-like extension was present in the 2001 September MERLIN image and appeared to be aligned perpendicularly to the plane of the binary orbit.
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
During outbursts the optical spectra of symbiotics often show some evidence for mass-loss in a wind (e.g.
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
Osaki and Meyer discussed the particular case of the 2001 outburst of WZ Sge.
Enhanced mass transfer during dwarf nova outbursts by irradiation of the secondary?
In a timescale ∆Trep 6 10 yr the process described above restarts governing the binary dynamics leading to a new outburst.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters
Thus, we conjecture that giant outbursts from SGRs, like GRB980827, are triggered when a large part of the accretion torus plunges onto the NS.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters