intermission

[ in-ter-mish-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF intermission
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This was at the intermission after the first act of "The Beggars" opera.

The three Sans had spent their intermission talking to Leslie.

At the noon intermission, therefore, my boat was available for use, and I always had a party.

If the interludes are retained there need not be any intermission in the whole drama.

Sam occupied the intermission by staring furtively at her profile.

After intermission they come sneakin' in by twos and threes to hit up their cigarettes.

It was half-past nine when an intermission was called for refreshments to be served.

The rain had almost ceased, an intermission which would not be of long duration.

Eat punctually at noon intermission; enjoy your meal and its after effects.

In the midst of rage and massacre, pleasure knew no intermission.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin intermissionem (nominative intermissio) "interruption," noun of action from past participle stem of intermittere "to leave off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission).

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