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irruption

[i′rəp·shən]
(geology)
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Each accident irrupts into his otherwise restrained vocabulary of simple gestures and monochromatic surfaces the way a stutter, burp, or yawn would upset the reading of a particularly elegant poem.
Indeed, turbulence becomes an apt metaphor for how the past irrupts into the present and how the traumas of history keep us from "flying" in a straight line from the past into the future.
This is a moment where the narrative almost irrupts into lyric, where the reader suspends judgment and instead projects him or herself into both perspectives at once?
The Caribbean irrupts into the vortex of scripted European history with the arrival of the Genovese Christopher Columbus to the shores of the island of San Salvador on October 12, 1492.
Biblical stories raise as many questions as answers, causing us continually to turn back to God and to seek a meaning that irrupts into history as a hope for those for whom history has heretofore offered little hope.
even there it does not make a halt, but in a manner of speaking continues right back into the intrauterine, prenatal condition and, leaving the sphere of personal psychology altogether, irrupts into the collective psyche" (Jung, quoted in Wang, 2001, p.
Divine grace never irrupts into the realm of 'pure nature; as it were a virtual dominion unto itself .
First, a language game comprises both the language (the relations of communication and knowledge) and the game (the activities and power relations) in which a claim of justice or injustice irrupts.
The third chapter discusses the Black-tailed Nativehen (Tribonyx [Gallinula] ventralis), a rail which irrupts into the dry interior after substantial rains and retreats towards the coast with drought.
In short, Barzini intends to address the potentialities of the speeding automobile as it irrupts into the modern world.
Crewdson's highly staged, cinematic Twilight series is set in an anonymous suburban territory, but echoes lots of science fiction tropes in the form of suggestive scenes where fantasy irrupts into the ordered regimes of suburban living, that quintessential twilight zone.
As the speaker is delivered into the place of memory proper in line 11 ("here," huc), a far more energetic human actor irrupts onto the scene: a beloved who nourishes, but also coerces ("led," cogit), rules,