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 Meanings and Examples of INTERRUPT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
interrupt
 v.  terminate; make a break in
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  In maintaining this pious watch and ward, the good monks were particularly careful not to interrupt their hymns for an instant, lest Zernebock, the ancient Saxon Apollyon, should lay his clutches on the departed Athelstane.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
2  Albert Malvoisin, alarmed and impatient at the duration of their conference, now advanced to interrupt it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
3  And now, dear Fanny, I will not interrupt you any longer.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  He talked, therefore, for several minutes without Fanny's daring to interrupt him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  'Pray don't interrupt just now,' said Mr. Brownlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  The boy crept along under the bank to ascertain from the nature of the proceedings if it would be prudent to interrupt so splendid a creature as Miss Eustacia on his poor trivial account.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
7  That he did not, upon the whole, think it advisable to interrupt her conversation with Wildeve, without being prepared to bear the whole weight of her displeasure, was obvious.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
8  Yeobright did not interrupt the preparations, and went home again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
9  Now, Mr. Pycroft, I shall not interrupt you again.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
10  Pray interrupt me if there is any inference which is not perfectly clear to you.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
11  You must not interrupt gentlemen when they are speaking, even if you do think you know more about matters than they do.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  "Don't interrupt," he begged, squeezing her hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
13  She knew from his taut expression that he was not listening to Aunt Bessie but herding his own thoughts, and that he would interrupt her bluntly.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  Carol was too sick to interrupt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
15  THERE is his home; THERE lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  We now interrupt our normal transmission to bring you a special news flash.
2  I talked not very fast, so they should feel free to interrupt me if they didn't understand something.
3  I won't interrupt again. I dare say there may be ONE.
4  We interrupt our normal transmissions to bring you a piece of special news.
5  I'm sorry to interrupt you.
6  They heckled him and interrupted his address with angry questions.
7  The war interrupted the trade between the two countries.
8  Trade between the two countries was interrupted by the war.
9  He started to explain, but he didn't get far before Mary interrupted him.
10  The telephone rang and interrupted my train of thought.
11  A German scientist interrupted me and asked if I came from China.
12  "Suppose we change the subject," the March Hare interrupted, yawning. "I'm getting tired of this. I vote the young lady tells us a story."
13  The heckler kept interrupting the speaker with rude remarks.
14  She tried to explain what had happened but he kept interrupting her.
15  The birth of her son was a minor interruption to her career.