INTERRUPTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INTERRUPTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
interruption
 n.  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
 n.  abrupt occasion that stops an ongoing activity
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We had better have prayers now, interrupted Ellen so smoothly that, if Scarlett had not known her mother well, the interruption would have passed unnoticed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Not once did his eyes meet hers and he spoke no word of interruption.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
3  Subject to this, and other the like interruptions now and then, a conversation was sustained between the two parties; but at intervals not without still another interruption of a very different sort.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4  Old Monsieur Farival, grandfather of the twins, grew indignant over the interruption, and insisted upon having the bird removed and consigned to regions of darkness.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
5  The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
6  There was the occasional sound of music, of mandolins, sufficiently removed to be an agreeable accompaniment rather than an interruption to the conversation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
7  The other man had been in the midst of a discussion with the editor when Adams and Jurgis came in; and at the suggestion of the host they resumed it after the interruption.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
8  It was followed by a stillness apparently as deep as if the waters had been checked in their furious progress, at such a horrid and unusual interruption.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
9  In vain were the eyes of each individual bent along the opposite shores, in quest of some signs of life, that might explain the nature of the interruption they had heard.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
10  In this manner hours passed without further interruption.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  As there were horses, to leave the prints of their footsteps, in both bands of the Indians, this interruption cut off any probable hopes of assistance being conveyed through the means of their trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
12  Nothing deterred by the smallness of his audience, which, in truth, consisted only of the discontented scout, he raised his voice, commencing and ending the sacred song without accident or interruption of any kind.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
13  The sound of approaching footsteps were now too distinctly audible to leave any doubts as to the nature of the interruption.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
14  The sudden and terrible interruption caused Duncan to start from his seat, unconscious of everything but the effect produced by so frightful a cry.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
15  He was allowed to proceed to the close, the Indians respecting his imaginary infirmity, and Duncan too glad of the delay to hazard the slightest interruption.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The birth of her son was a minor interruption to her career.
2  The game continued after a short interruption because of rain.
3  We now interrupt our normal transmission to bring you a special news flash.
4  I talked not very fast, so they should feel free to interrupt me if they didn't understand something.
5  I won't interrupt again. I dare say there may be ONE.
6  We interrupt our normal transmissions to bring you a piece of special news.
7  I'm sorry to interrupt you.
8  They heckled him and interrupted his address with angry questions.
9  The war interrupted the trade between the two countries.
10  Trade between the two countries was interrupted by the war.
11  He started to explain, but he didn't get far before Mary interrupted him.
12  The telephone rang and interrupted my train of thought.
13  A German scientist interrupted me and asked if I came from China.
14  "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."
15  The heckler kept interrupting the speaker with rude remarks.