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breach
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
break — as in break an understanding or a break (gap) in a wall
  • Chapter V Maggie's Second Visit This last breach between the two lads was not readily mended, and for some time they spoke to each other no more than was necessary.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (0% in)
  • But though the letter could not shake Mrs. Glegg's principles, it made the family breach much more difficult to mend; and as to the effect it produced on Mrs. Glegg's opinion of Mr. Tulliver, she begged to be understood from that time forth that she had nothing whatever to say about him; his state of mind, apparently, was too corrupt for her to contemplate it for a moment.
    1.13 -- Book 1 Chapter 13 -- Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skeinů. (76% in)
  • The Dodsons were a very proud race, and their pride lay in the utter frustration of all desire to tax them with a breach of traditional duty or propriety.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (68% in)
  • The feeling of a few short weeks had hurried her into the sins her nature had most recoiled from,—breach of faith and cruel selfishness; she had rent the ties that had given meaning to duty, and had made herself an outlawed soul, with no guide but the wayward choice of her own passion.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (9% in)
  • Maggie's pride was too intense for her not to feel that sting, even in the midst of her sorrow; and for the first time the thought took strong hold of her that she would have other obloquy cast on her besides that which was felt to be due to her breach of faith toward Lucy.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (49% in)

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