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rupture
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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to burst, break, or tear; or the resultant damage — can also be non-physical as in damaging a relationship or logical argument
  • With this assertion of her dignity she bade them farewell; and after that there were lively doings in the Durbeyfield household for some time on the strength of Tess's bounty, her mother saying, and, indeed, believing, that the rupture which had arisen between the young husband and wife had adjusted itself under their strong feeling that they could not live apart from each other.
    5 — The Woman Pays (42% in)

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