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synonyms for irruption

  • attack
  • incursion
  • invasion
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antonyms for irruption

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  • retreat
  • surrender
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He made but one fierce and rapid irruption into the neighborhood of the "red sea," and returned sick and shuddering therefrom.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
Came a great irruption of new social, religious, and political ideas into the general European mind.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
By the retreat of Torstensohn, the Emperor was relieved from all fears of an irruption on the side of Bohemia.
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The irruption of Bennie and Zephyr threatened disaster even to this forlorn hope.
BLUE GOOSEFRANK LEWIS NASON
Tamerlane made his irruption through this plain when he took and destroyed so many cities.
EARLY TRAVELS IN PALESTINEARCULF ET AL.
He threw open a window, thrust his head out, and such an irruption followed as I never had heard before.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
When first he went to Smollett, it was for a Point of Humour , which centres in an "irruption of intolerable smells" at dinner.
GEORGE CRUIKSHANKW. H. CHESSON
By this time, the secretary had regained her usual poise, which had been somewhat disturbed by the irruption of the young man.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
When night came on an irruption of wretched, ragged women filled the promenade, dispersing among the tombs of the renowned dead.
SNNICAVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
He waved his hand toward an irruption of laughing, shouting figures from the north wing of the college.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
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