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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREAKING DOWN

To be denied a fox-chace, for breaking down a fence upon my own grounds?

The scene had been too much for her, and she was on the verge of breaking down.

The fierce little man was, for the moment, close to breaking down.

My mother was breaking down and Father Dan followed up his advantage.

His sulkiness was breaking down and he was showing some agitation.

She won't marry him while he drinks and he keeps swearin' off and then breaking down.

"Ey, it's true," said the blacksmith, breaking down at length.

The long-strained rapture of faith and confidence was breaking down.

His hope was slipping away; his great faith was breaking down.

She felt that only flight could save her from breaking down altogether.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.