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Synonyms for burst upon

spring suddenly

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He had been making a bend to the south, to avoid some obstacles along the river, and had attained a high, rocky ridge, when a magnificent prospect burst upon his sight.
As I have already described similar scenes, it will be sufficient to say that at length, after great toil and great dangers, we both stood with no limbs broken at the head of that magnificent vale which five days before had so suddenly burst upon my sight, and almost beneath the shadow of those very cliffs from whose summits we had gazed upon the prospect.
A second burst upon the heels of the first alternately laughing and shrieking as a madman.
And I stood with my revolver very ready in my right hand, while with the other I caught poor Eva to my side, even as a door flew open, and Rattray himself burst upon us, a lantern in his hand, and the perspiration shining on his handso me face in its light.
We moved along the sinuous gravel walks, with the great concourse of girls and young men, and suddenly a domed and filigreed white temple, starred over and over and over again with brilliant gas jets, burst upon us like a fallen sun.
"Well, doctor, suppose we were to go in pursuit of this cloud, since it refuses to burst upon us?"
He expected to burst upon the world like a new star.
Presently a strange sight burst upon his astonished vision.
That was a decade ago, and it's pushing towards 20 years since she burst upon the scene as a 10-year-old in the first Harry Potter film.
The books of Villa burst upon the American literary scene like firecrackers.
According to a tweet by Oman Airport, an aircraft had suffered a tyre burst upon landing.
All this and a thousand other blessings burst upon us when we live with Jesus.
Rookie Anthony Miller burst upon training camp with a refreshing mix of brashness, athleticism and toughness that justified GM Ryan Pace's trading back up into the second round (51st overall) to draft him.
It is unclear when people analytics first burst upon the scene.
They burst upon impact, leaving a debilitating cloud that affects the eyes, nose and respiratory system.