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  • v. Simple past of break loose.


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  • As he approached to mount, the horse again broke loose and ran towards the Rio Bonito.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • Then there was that one-year project on the Oberth, which was pretty sedate until all hell broke loose at the end, when the Romulans turned up out of nowhere.

    Miracle Workers

  • Then a summer storm suddenly broke loose from the heavens with peals of thunder and sheets of rain.

    Alexander the Great

  • In the meantime, Geiss was having trouble with the horse, which broke loose and ran around the corral and yard awhile, but was at last brought to the front of the house.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • On Ramseur's right, Doles broke loose furiously, with his 4th and 44th Georgia pushing to the south of Fairview and for a time assailing the flank and rear of a strong adversary.


  • At last he broke loose from the bonds of Delilah, and, remembering that he had been elected to fill the place of Clapisson in the Institute, he returned to Paris in 1876 to resume the position which his genius so richly deserved.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • Chaos broke loose when the Hold Steward arrived to inform the kitchen that Lord Meron chose to eat in his own quarters and these were to be prepared while he walked the Gather.

    Dragon Drums

  • But hardly had they taken three steps, when a sea broke loose her hold, and swept her into the hatch-way.

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • Running hither and thither with appetite for the coarse pastimes of the day, now with boisterous speed at the heels of the inspired negro from whose larynx the melodies of all Congo and Guinea Coast have broke loose into our streets; now to see the procession of a hundred yoke of oxen, all as august and grave as Osiris, or the droves of neat cattle and milch cows as unspotted as Isis or Io.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over, -- children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke loose and constable with warrant, travellers from distant landsto distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers


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