OUTBREAK in a Sentence

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For OUTBREAK, below is one of 25 sentences:
The delicate little people must have heard me hammering in gusty outbreaks a mile away on either hand, but nothing came of it.

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 Meanings and Examples of OUTBREAK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease; eruption; explosion
Classic Sentence:
1  Although they had been so quiet since the first outbreak of the matter, that most people really did suppose it to have been abandoned as hopeless, nothing new occurred.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
2  'You'll drive me on the something desperate,' muttered the girl placing both hands upon her breast, as though to keep down by force some violent outbreak.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  This outbreak of weeping took Eustacia herself so much by surprise that she could not leave off, and she turned aside from him in some shame, though turning hid nothing from him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
4  He has had another outbreak, which might have had a dreadful ending, but which, as it fortunately happened, was unattended with any unhappy results.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
5  It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
6  I believe I dozed off leaning over the rail, till an abrupt burst of yells, an overwhelming outbreak of a pent-up and mysterious frenzy, woke me up in a bewildered wonder.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In III
7  A sign, in short, of some outbreak which is prodigious and near unless some diversion shall arise.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
8  But this sudden outbreaking of temper as quickly subsided in the still and sullen restraint they most affected in their moments of inaction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
9  Though rendered less connected by many and general interruptions and outbreakings, a translation of their language would have contained a regular descant, which, in substance, might have proved to possess a train of consecutive ideas.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33
10  There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
11  The delicate little people must have heard me hammering in gusty outbreaks a mile away on either hand, but nothing came of it.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
12  All those outbreaks were in some way linked with the proximity of the Count.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible materials be kept in safe containers.
2  Letting the problem continue to fester is not an option; it could well provoke another crisis and outbreak of more general fighting through out the region.
3  The deputy prime minister, Abdullah Badawi had to formulate Malaysia's response to the US-led invasion of Iraq, deal with the outbreak of the SARS virus and keep watch while the courts heard an appeal by his jailed predecessor Anwar Ibrahim.
4  This increases the vulnerability of crops to a major outbreak of pests or diseases; so the old breeds are needed for their valuable genetic material.
5  The trial of 21 medical workers, allegedly linked to an outbreak of the HIV virus in southern Kazakhstan, has begun.
6  He has to convoke Congress at the outbreak of the emergency.
7  Global public-health authorities vowed to learn from previous catastrophic foul-up; a fresh outbreak of Ebola will reveal whether they have done so.
8  The outbreak shows no sign of abating, and governments and international organizations were ‘‘far from winning this battle."
9  They reported a sudden outbreak of the disease in the south of the country.
10  Social and political problems led to the outbreak of war.
11  The ferocity of these outbreaks across the Eyre peninsula has taken the most hardened fire fighters by surprise.
12  Foot and Mouth is found on every continent and periodic outbreaks occur in most countries.
13  If the primary infection is not treated further outbreaks may occur.