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irrupt

(ĭ-rŭpt′)
intr.v. ir·rupted, ir·rupting, ir·rupts
1. To break or burst in: The boys irrupted into the kitchen.
2. Ecology To increase rapidly in number, especially beyond the normal range: snowy owls that irrupted southward.

ir·rup′tion n.
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With the nomadic war machine, there is always the possibility or the freedom of a dissonant line irrupting the stability of a melodious line of conventional communities, or else to break away with its own other trajectory.
Near the beginning of the twentieth century, classical mathematics found itself beset with a number of antinomies, irrupting amidst efforts to provide analysis with a rigorous foundation in mathematical logic and a general theory of sets.
What is significant about Radiance is that the mother's abject body exceeds this boundary, haunting, disturbing, and irrupting into the diegesis in errant ways.
Whereas musicologists acknowledged that music was, in a special sense, the language of the emotions, they chose for decades to avoid all talk about emotion and focus rather on, say, indisputable formal and technical aspects, yet all of this formalism was unable to keep the inevitable theme of emotion from irrupting anew.
2] were possible, and irrupting populations might temporarily exceed 2.
The names and faces marched in lines of three, minute soldiers, benign emboluses massing for an assault, in the capillaries of my head, on some long-silent circuits of memory, a mute, childlike troop irrupting into the defenseless and sonorous strength of my vacuum.