interruption


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in·terr·up·tion

(in-tĕr-up'shun),
Planned temporary suspension or hiatus in therapy to reduce pharmacotherapeutic toxicity.
See also: on period, off period, drug holiday.
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When this interlude was over, Captain Mayhew began a dark story concerning Moby Dick; not, however, without frequent interruptions from Gabriel, whenever his name was mentioned, and the crazy sea that seemed leagued with him.
From all these phases of the storm, Riderhood would turn, as if they were interruptions--rather striking interruptions possibly, but interruptions still--of his scrutiny of the sleeper.
The interruption passed unheeded by Lady Montbarry.
Darwin, and I " (Prolonged cheering and complete interruption.
I must ask you, Professor Challenger, to cease these ignorant and unmannerly interruptions.
The boy, to my deep discomposure, was immensely in the right, was in a position to say to me: "Either you clear up with my guardian the mystery of this interruption of my studies, or you cease to expect me to lead with you a life that's so unnatural for a boy.
There was scarcely an interruption from any one to break the charm of its flow.
Bennet and her daughters apologised most civilly for Lydia's interruption, and promised that it should not occur again, if he would resume his book; but Mr.
Thomson listened in silence and without interruption.
I will,' he went on, `tell you the story of what has happened to me, if you like, but you must refrain from interruptions.
Without interruptions of this kind, the best narrative of plain matter of fact must overpower every reader; for nothing but the ever lasting watchfulness, which Homer has ascribed only to Jove himself, can be proof against a newspaper of many volumes.
We hope that the Municipality will make the payments required to halt the interruption before we proceed to the third week which entail a daily 14 hour long interruption, says Bedir.