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in·ter·mis·sion

(in'tĕr-mish'ŭn),
1. A temporary cessation of symptoms or of any action.
2. An interval between two paroxysms of a disease, such as malaria.
[L. intermissio, fr. intermitto, to leave off, intermit, fr. mitto, to send]

intermission

[″ + mittere, to send]
1. The interval between two paroxysms of a disease, e.g., the quiet period between two seizures or the comfortable period between two episodes of fever.
2. A temporary cessation of symptoms.
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Intermission star O'Kane said: "I am delighted and thrilled with the nomination.
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There was that celebrated, but rarely encountered, thrill of excitement running through the New York State Theatre during the final intermission on May 22.
The contrast of light and dark between this opener and the work to follow after intermission could not have been greater.
After intermission, we see a mostly New-Age miasma through a scrim darkly; that is, slow-motion human kaleidoscopes turn to music that sounds as if its players were drugged.
This beloved masterpiece has been restored and remastered, and now includes the original intermission and narration, not seen since 1940.
It stands in contrast to the first half, when the Badgers pounded the Waves inside, using a 20-10 rebounding advantage - including seven on the offensive end - to score 11 second-chance points and earn a 34-34 tie at intermission.