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noun as in secession

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His platform argued for the cultivation of a stronger relationship between the democratic self-ruled island and Mainland China, which views Taiwan as a breakaway province that must be brought back under its control—by force if necessary.

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In a stage with an early breakaway, maybe no one really needed to max out their five-second power.

He made 15 saves in the first period, including on a breakaway chance and subsequent rebound attempt from Mathew Barzal in the final two minutes.

Ryan, Grace, Tony, you’re the only ones I want to form a breakaway league with.

Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville, who had a lengthy playing career for breakaway team Manchester United, was among the most prominent voices of dissent early on.

Is it too much to say that this al Qaeda breakaway widely known as ISIS or ISIL is really just a collection of serial killers?

They are a breakaway faction from Fatah, the dominant party in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

My coaches at Breakaway Performance Labs found that I needed to maintain a heart rate of 168-178 beats/min.

Meanwhile, tensions are rising in Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria, where 2,500 Russian troops are based.

These people, like those in the breakaway regions of Georgia, wanted independence and autonomy, not Russian rule.

His eyes searched for the exit, and found it—a red-painted breakaway panel, standard for a hot lab.

No striking in the clinches, but either party is free to hit his opponent in the breakaway.

I have an old uncle out at Breakaway, and he will tell you about the fortune with his own lips—I shall make him do so.

Every instant of it was intense watchfulness, while the breakaway was still more dangerous.

The only disturbance comes when Selma butts in pushin' the tea cart, and, just from force of habit, I makes a panicky breakaway.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to breakaway, such as: breakup, separation, defection, dissension, disunion, and division.

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