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.
The iceberg, measuring over 1,500 square kilometers -- which is twice the size of New York City -- is expected to break away from the Brunt Ice Shelf within the next few months.
Knowing when to attempt to break away from the pack is therefore key and each rider will have to keep concentrating until the finish line.
Leeds lead a group of clubs threatening to break away from the EFL because they feel they are being shortchanged over TV rights, despite the new PS595million deal with Sky.
"By the time I was able to break away, I didn't trust any of my instincts."
The EU is an institution on life support after the British people voted to break away from the Union last year.
At the bell Edris had built up a 12-second lead over Crippa, who miscounted the number of laps and launched an early kick to break away from the Moroccan runners.
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.
Edcel Lagman brushed off the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte to break away from the country's longtime alliance with the United States, dismissing it as the leader's 'usual hyperbole.'