If he remained only a few minutes it would indicate that there had been a rupture.
The married couple should, therefore, avoid everything which may rupture this link.
As soon as each understood the other's full intention, there would be a rupture.
Step by step the mother country and its colonies were advancing to a rupture.
It is rumored here that the Russian ambassador is no stranger to this rupture.'
All his anxiety is, to let the rupture, if there must be one, proceed from her side.
A rupture between your brother and the King will save Theos.
A rupture with France seemed inevitable, and as to clemency, there was no danger of it.
Here was a breach of continuity--a rupture in historical sequence!
The apologists of business also justified a rupture with human decencies.