1 And he related to his guest the whole history of his acquaintanceship and subsequent rupture with the General.
2 But the story of the duel, confirmed by Pierre's rupture with his wife, was the talk of society.
3 I told him everything as best I could, and told him what I had proposed to our Petersburg lodge, of the bad reception I had encountered, and of my rupture with the Brothers.
4 He now understood for the first time all the cruelty of his rejection of her, the cruelty of his rupture with her.
5 Bad as this might be, it was anyway better than a rupture, which would put her in a hopeless and shameful position, and deprive him of everything he cared for.
6 One consolatory reflection upon her conduct had occurred to her at the first moment of the final rupture, and when now she recalled all the past, she remembered that one reflection.
7 Another feeling, even stronger, impelled him as quickly as possible to smooth over the rupture without letting it grow greater.
8 But the thought of a definite rupture had never come to him, and even now could not lodge itself in his mind.
9 This worked great hardship and strained the tact and forbearance of the unrelated half of the town, for the India-Melanie feud made a rupture in practically every social organization.
10 Well, sir, the rupture of a blood-vessel on the lobe of the brain has destroyed all this, not in a day, not in an hour, but in a second.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 48. Ideology.
11 At that time it was the sudden volcanic rupture of nearly all relations between black and white, in work and government and family life.
12 I hold it to be the wondrously thin, ruptured membranes of the case, coalescing.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.