What does the word rupture mean?

Usage examples for rupture

  1. She had determined to say to him, " I no longer love you," frankly, openly, and to offer him his choice between a final rupture or a firm friendship. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. Put if the Princess remain where she is, we are on the eve of a rupture which may set fire to the four corners of Christendom. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  3. The birth of a child drew them together at a time when there was some danger of a serious rupture. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English

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