Definition of Burst upon
1. Verb. Spring suddenly. "He burst upon our conversation"
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Literary usage of Burst upon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1921)
"THE RISE OF RUSSIA THE STORY OF THE MYSTERIOUS MOSCOVITE EMPIRE WHICH SUDDENLY burst upon THE GRAND POLITICAL STAGE OF EUROPE IN the year 1492, as you know, ..."
2. The History of Mankind by Friedrich Ratzel (1898)
"... burst upon us without any groping or experiment. The nucleus and conception of Khmer art contains an Indian character, but the form has been ..."
3. Forty Years an Advertising Agent, 1865-1905 by George Presbury Rowell (1906)
"... these pictures afford : For now when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood They burst upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude. ..."
4. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Pierre-Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges (1812)
"No possibility appeared of avoiding the thunder, which was preparing to burst upon their heads. But, alas ! why do I exult thus unseasonably ? they had but ..."
5. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1854)
"They are, as it were, the prelude to the grand general concert that is about to burst upon us, from woods, ..."
6. A History of the Baptists: Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices by Thomas Armitage (1887)
"But when the great city burst upon his sight from the Alban Hills, and he found a band of faithful, redeemed souls, on his right and on FIFTH MILE OF THE ..."