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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.
He grabbed two large kitchen knives and ran to the front door just as the panel on the door burst upon him.
Around three to four rounds were burst upon 182 Battalion, to which the security forces retaliated immediately.
When Internet burst upon the scene, who could imagine its global impact on knowledge sharing, telecommunications, commerce, education, entertainment and social peering.
Mumbai: A disaster was averted as the tyre of an Etihad Airways aircraft burst upon landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai late on Monday, officials said.
The band burst upon the rock'n'roll scene in 1973 and was immediately dubbed a supergroup by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands - Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell).
So, being one of those baby boomers who have burst upon the dole of old age and who have ample time on hand, I find all of this both encouraging and challenging.
It burst upon Italy in the wake of the sad wars of the French and from that nation it took its name.