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Synonyms for outbreak

Synonyms for outbreak

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

the act of emerging violently from limits or restraints

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for outbreak

a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

References in classic literature ?
As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
No one has ever beheld such outbreaks among the students
As the old man walked away toward the great gate of the castle after this outbreak, Shandy, turning to Norman of Torn, with a wide grin, said:
Rosa, in her fright, made vain attempts to check this furious outbreak.
Daylight still engaged in daring speculations, as, for instance, at the impending outbreak of the Japanese-Russian War, when, in the face of the experience and power of the shipping gamblers, he reached out and clutched practically a monopoly of available steamer-charters.
Alban's momentary outbreak of irritability was at an end.
Look at me, my lady, if you please,' she said, with a sudden outbreak of audacity.
Captain Dove looked rather taken aback at this outbreak in the ranks; but, being a dignified and calm personage, he quelled the rising rebellion with great tact and skill, by saying, briefly
I was not unprepared for some such outbreak, and without rising replied, calmly enough:
Even then, in the days of my ignorance and my innocence, that curious outbreak of my aunt's superstition produced a certain uneasy sensation in my mind.
Yet the Abbot Berghersh was a man of too firm a grain to allow one bold outbreak to imperil the settled order of his great household.
she asked, with an outbreak of contemptuous surprise, "to attract such a woman as I am?
Hercules could not have resisted a similar outbreak of enthusiasm.
While the trial of Hastings was still in progress all Europe was shaken by the outbreak of the French Revolution, which for the remainder of his life became the main and perturbing subject of Burke's attention.
While I was still vainly trying to establish order, I heard a frightful yelling on the other side of the courtyard, and at once ran towards the cries, in dread of finding some new outbreak of the pillage in that direction.