To break away

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Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.
Here was the truth, here was reality, here was the life that belonged to him; and he, who fancied himself so scornful of arbitrary restraints, had been afraid to break away from his desk because of what people might think of his stealing a holiday!
Besides, in his present position, the manoeuvre had become a very perilous one, for the Victoria threatened to break away before he should be able to get into the car again.
I thank God," she said "that I have found the courage to break away from those people and take a little of my life into my own hands.
An iceberg measuring about 1,930 square miles, one of the 10 largest-ever recorded and considered to be nearly twice the size of Rhode Island state or roughly the size of Delaware, is reportedly ready to break away from Antarctica, according to scientists.
But if you know the problem is with the ideology, then that won't be as easy to break away from," he tweeted.
But a spokesman for Yes Scotland, which supports First Minister Alex Salmond's bid to break away from the UK, said: "The aspiration to independence is about making Scotland a fairer country.
SO the Scots want to break away from the UK - why not?
TOWN councillors in Llanelli have rejected plans to break away from Carmarthenshire County Council - after the mayor accused the local authority of "systematically running down" the historic town.
The exact reasons for the latter two to break away from Allawi's bloc are not yet clear.
The council's Labour cabinet voted unanimously to support the deal which allows Moor End to break away on June 1.
THE Guardian newspaper recently wondered what the future would be like should Scotland vote to break away from the UK.