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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"Ladies and Gentlemen," he began, amid a sustained interruption from the back.
Darwin, and I " (Prolonged cheering and complete interruption.)
'And I have never left him,' pursued Bradley, waving the interruption aside with an impatient hand, 'since they began.
Thomson listened in silence and without interruption. He met the well-satisfied peroration of his visitor without comment.
Personally, I struck an interruption, now, but I did not mind it, it could not have happened at a better time.
She arose at daybreak, in order to attend mass, and she worked without interruption until night; then, when dinner was over, the dishes cleared away and the door securely locked, she would bury the log under the ashes and fall asleep in front of the hearth with a rosary in her hand.
Lady Montbarry's interruption had roused her sense of what was due to herself.
The interruption passed unheeded by Lady Montbarry.
Duncan went to the door; and returned, to his master, with an excuse for the interruption, in the shape of a telegram!
The snow falls heavily and without interruption. The guides take no rest.
Many years later, during the month when I was waiting for my passport as Consul for Venice, and had the time on my hands, I passed it chiefly in reading all his novels, one after another, without the interruption of other reading.
Old Monsieur Farival, grandfather of the twins, grew indignant over the interruption, and insisted upon having the bird removed and consigned to regions of darkness.