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Definition to burst, break, or tear; or the resultant damage — can also be non-physical as in damaging a relationship or logical argument
  • The fuel tank ruptured, and the car burst into flames.
  • diagnosed as a ruptured disc
  • The incident ruptured the relationship beyond repair.
  • The bubonic plague ruptured the fabric of the feudal order.
  • Colton's appendix has ruptured.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • ruptured = burst; or broken open
  • Then there was a final, complete rupture.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • My eardrums practically ruptured from the force of the blast.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • We have lifted one example, quite at random, from among his infinite attempts to rupture reason.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He was rolling in agony on the deck, one eardrum ruptured, totally deafened.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The dam bursts, everything inside ruptures, I'm dead.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He accidentally hit a gas main that had ruptured during the earthquake.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It hit on the outside of his left eye, and his eye exploded, just ruptured and came out.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He swung the mallet against the bronze, over and over, until his eardrums nearly ruptured from the deafening ring.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • High in the gray stone mountains, under a frowning peak, a little spring bubbled out of a rupture in the stone.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • I hoped I'd ruptured his eardrum.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Then I went to volunteer, but it turned out that Bizcocho had ruptured me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Kronos stomped his foot, and the floor ruptured around Ethan Nakamura.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • She washed witch hazel over the rupture and taped me tightly with extra-long Band-Aids.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The telephone ruptured the night.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The doctor suspected that the tricuspid valve had ruptured, that her son needed valve replacement surgery.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me

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