To break off

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And going once again over the conditions inseparable from a duel, a divorce, a separation, and once again rejecting them, Alexey Alexandrovitch felt convinced that there was only one solution,--to keep her with him, concealing what had happened from the world, and using every measure in his power to break off the intrigue, and still more--though this he did not admit to himself--to punish her.
Do you suppose she sees anything derogatory to her in attempting to break off the marriage?
An iceberg twice the size of New York City is about to break off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf and into the Atlantic Ocean, according to scientists at NASA.
The organisers of the rally are calling for the restoration of diplomatic relations with Damascus, seven years after the decision by former President Moncef Marzouki to break off relations.
Witnesses said at least one row of seats appeared to break off the Fire Ball attraction.
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded a 2,500 square miles is about to break off Antarctica, according to the European Space Agency.
In addition, more than a month ago Corridors of Serbia got a notice from the Alpine company about bankruptcy, but it was not possible to break off the contracts over night because there were complicated relations in question and it was necessary to do consultations with international experts.
Muenchow said he had expected an ice chunk to break off from the Petermann Glacier, one of the two largest remaining ones in Greenland, because it had been growing in size for seven or eight years.
President Takeo Fukui on Thursday described General Motors Corp.'s decision to break off alliance talks with Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.
``After lengthy study of all related contracts, the sponsors and management of Jos Verstappen decided to break off the ongoing talks with Jordan,'' said a statement on Verstappen's website.
Electricite de France (EdF) has made a unilateral move to break off talks on a possible alliance with a small Belgian power firm, Societe Publique d'electricite (SPE).