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The responsibility for the breach is not under discussion here.

The breach between Palmer and Christine was steadily widening.

There was a breach in the wall over which he scrambled with some difficulty.

I have a right to complain of it as almost a breach of confidence.

Woburn had broken down the door, and stood torn and breathless in the breach.

"So, here we have a breach of the rules already," replied Gryphus.

I do not accuse—I do not suspect you of any breach of confidence.

They carried the umbrella by storm, however, and rushed in at the breach.

In either case she would not share the responsibility for the breach of faith.

For that breach of etiquette I had to humiliate you that Royal dignity might be preserved.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bryce "breach, fracture, a breaking," from brecan (see break), influenced by Old French breche "breach, opening, gap," from Frankish; both from Proto-Germanic *brecho, *bræko "broken," from PIE root *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction). Figurative sense of "a breaking of rules, etc." was in Old English Breach of contract is at least from 1660s.

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