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Synonyms for irrupt

erupt or intensify suddenly

increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner


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The other irrupts (20) into the life of the clinical professional only rarely, but always demands a response to the illness that has disrupted his or her life and necessitated the attendance at the clinic.
As this "referredness to God" strengthens, the third and final phase of confession ensues: "Thus, entirely new tones, the tones of faith and hope, irrupt into the penitent and petitionary tones of confessional self-accounting, and these new tones make possible the order or concord that is intrinsic to prayer" (144-45).
Finally, the use of language will surprise (and, I would imagine, amuse and perhaps startle) most church historians: Burrus is simultaneously playful and serious, as wordplay and parenthetical observation irrupt deliberately into a deeply scholarly and learned study.
Between the heads and bodies irrupt two pairs of arms nailed though the hands to timbers, an explicit, and in its doubling, emphatic reference to the Crucifixion.
Neil Simon has already written several winners, generally about the interaction and traumas of Jewish families in New York (where tragedy of Ancient Greek proportions can irrupt over the wrong ice-cream arriving from the deli).
She watched and waited and went on with her life, anticipating that God would irrupt into the world.
Nevertheless, these interacting elements are like "subjugated knowledges," (139) continually threatening to irrupt, to break through the coherence of the totalizing argument.
Arendt and others have proposed that the world between the age of imperialism and the end of World War II symptomatized the appalling spectacle of "mass society" and the hallucinations that irrupt in the lonely mind of the mass.
Specialist chrysomelid beetles can irrupt and defoliate goldenrods (Solidago spp.
When many kinds of winter finches irrupt simultaneously, that is a "Superflight," a term coined by ornithologist Carl Bock of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
30 Only when discussing Sir William Bradshaw does the narrative irrupt into personification and didacticism.
One is that the industrial relations system does not generate its own evolution but is rather buffeted and turned down unexpected avenues by catastrophic events which irrupt from outside.
Since Tacitus describes situation before the Othonians irrupt into the Forum, we cannot bring the two narratives into complete agreement, unless we read into |lugubri prospectu' an element of futurity it does not carry, no matter what kind of ablative it is,(5) and offer a translation like |in expectation of a mournful scene'.
In Chao's novel, the protagonist's hallucinations of the dead father that irrupt in the narrative present can be seen as a resistant force that illuminates the traumatic past, exposing how Sally's Chinese American identity is implicated in her trauma and thereby allowing her ultimately to formulate her family history in political terms.
These root memories are as much the fount of Sabbath's being as his misplaced oedipal complacencies, his vitriol, and his sexual transgressions, and they irrupt, as a rather different form of the Real, through the narrative's consistent tone of acerbic yet casual cynicism.