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Planned temporary suspension or hiatus in therapy to reduce pharmacotherapeutic toxicity.
See also: on period, off period, drug holiday.
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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."
Again came an interruption, but this time a different one.
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." What was so unnatural for the particular boy I was concerned with was this sudden revelation of a consciousness and a plan.
There was scarcely an interruption from any one to break the charm of its flow.
"Go to bed," said I, a little ruffled by this interruption: "if you would talk less nonsense, you would remember more sense."
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. He met the well-satisfied peroration of his visitor without comment.
I will,' he went on, `tell you the story of what has happened to me, if you like, but you must refrain from interruptions. I want to tell it.
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.