irruption

[ ih-ruhp-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF irruption

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To this irruption succeeded an interval of peace—the calm before the storm.

And there was an irruption from the house on to the terrace.

There has been more than one irruption into the country from the natives to the northward.

With angry voice the Satrap demanded the cause of this irruption.

There was no irruption of the newly-weds to complicate matters.

Then followed the revolution with the irruption of Cromwell's followers.

We picture the vision, then, as an irruption of hypnosis into the visual sphere.

Mrs. John was not always sure that she liked this irruption into her house.

You may choose where the irruption shall occur; there must be a bursting-in at some point.

We should be better prepared for the irruption of new characters.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French irruption or directly from Latin irruptionem (nominative irruptio) "a breaking in, bursting in, invasion," noun of action from past participle stem of irrumpere, from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + rumpere (see rupture (n.)). Frequently confused with eruption.

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