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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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Palmer is planning an extensive tour in support of Intermission. She will kick things off in mid-March, right after the album is released, and hopes to stay on the road most of the year.
He says: "Intermission is not your typical action movie.
HOLLYWOOD bad boy Colin Farrell says he's no plans to break into the world of pop - despite making a record for his latest movie interMission.
Intermission is a blackly humorous tapestry of contemporary Irish life, bringing together a series of colourful characters on the fringes of society who are all searching for something different: love, fidelity, money, celebrity.
Also there is the fact that unless you're over 40 years old you've probably never been to a movie with an intermission. I'm in my 50s, so I remember routinely seeing movies that long.
During intermission, the concertmaster strikes a tuning fork that emits a tone at exactly 440 cycles per second, a perfect "A." The concertmaster tunes his or her violin to this baseline and then retunes the entire orchestra.
Always a savvy observer of sexual politics and everyday relationships, DiFranco butts heads with a difficult lover on the funky "In the Way" and searches for "that quiet place where I accept myself" amid the mellow textures of "Second Intermission." So commanding are the vocals--echoing torch singers and soul shouters--that it's easy to overlook her luminous acoustic guitar, showcased to bracing effect on "Phase." Declaring in the rousing title track that she has "more and more to do," but "less and less to prove," DiFranco sounds like she's having a blast all the way.
It was the culmination of Spears's two-month intermission from work, ostensibly to relax but in reality to begin the process of refashioning herself for a new career.
Bayou was the highest grossing independent film of 1997, a fact omitted from the text, including the chapter entitled "Intermission: A Movie Trivia Quiz." And while the authors give much love to all of Pam Grier's films, they curiously do not review Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino's 1997 homage to the blaxploitation flick, starring Grier and Samuel L.
At intermission, a member of our group who is a distinguished professor from one of Americas top universities, tells us, while we are standing in the foyer, how disgusted he is with a German colleague who was lamenting the horrific effect of Allied bombing on Munich and Berlin during the war.
Compared to the high volume summer of 2000, this summer could be a colossal intermission for the entire industry.