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  • As there appeared to be some doubt in the mind of his patron how he could best join in this conversation, the indefatigable Mr Pyke threw himself into the breach, and, by way of saying something to the point, inquired—with reference to the aforesaid medicine—whether it was nice.
  • ’Mrs Nickleby,’ said that excellent gentleman, lowering his voice, ’there is the most trifling, the most excusable breach of confidence in what I am about to say; and yet if my friend Pyke there overheard it—such is that man’s delicate sense of honour, Mrs Nickleby—he’d have me out before dinner-time.’

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  • He was sued for breach of contract.
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry V

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