burst its bounds

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  • Her heart was beating as if it would burst its bounds. Cited from The Fortieth Door, by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Roma's heart was beating as if it would burst its bounds. Cited from The Eternal City, by Hall Caine
  • If it be forcibly confined to her husband and children it might burst its bounds and express too great an interest in other humans. Cited from City of Endless Night, by Milo Hastings
  • As they reached the top of the flight Dinah's indignation burst its bounds. Cited from Greatheart, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Incapable any longer of restraint, passion has burst its bounds, and strong though the contest was, victory has declared for reason. Cited from Anna St. Ives, by Thomas Holcroft
  • With a roar the American torrent burst its bounds and swept towards the enemy. Cited from The Parts Men Play, by Arthur Beverley Baxter
  • The bully crept away along the corridor and down the stairs, his heart beating as though it would burst its bounds. Cited from The Wizard of the Sea, by Roy Rockwood
  • Lucy sobbed and laughed, and sobbed and laughed again; and seemed as if her little heart would burst its bounds. Cited from Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R. S. Surtees
  • Angry though I was, I wanted no quarrel, yet I feared to meet him lest my temper should burst its bounds. Cited from The Soldier of the Valley, by Nelson Lloyd
  • All the old fiery temper and jealousy which she had kept smouldering in restraint now burst its bounds. Cited from The One Woman, by Thomas Dixon
  • He had not finished the sentence ere anxiety burst its bounds, and the anxious woman shrieked, and fell swooning in his arms. Cited from Our World, by Francis Colburn Adams
  • A lake burst its bounds and submerged it wholly. Cited from The Myths of the New World, by Daniel G. Brinton
  • Even Mr. Channing's heart, with all its implicit faith in the truth and honour of his children, beat as if it would burst its bounds. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • His long resentment burst its bounds; his lean muscles quivered. Cited from The Iron Trail, by Rex Beach
  • You might as well attempt to turn back a mill-dam that has burst its bounds, as the headstrong London 'prentices when they have taken up their cudgels. Cited from The Star-Chamber, Volume 2, by W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • Her pent-up grief then burst its bounds, the tears rolled down her cheeks, her lips quivered, her hand trembled, and her very blood seemed as ice in her veins. Cited from An Outcast, by F. Colburn Adams
  • But a dammed-up torrent of emotion at last burst its bounds, and the hour that saw his release from immediate action was one that confounded him in the reaction of his spirit. Cited from Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
  • The spirit of Tiger Elliston had burst its bounds! Cited from The Gun-Brand, by James B. Hendryx
  • His temper was mild, while that of Columbus was hasty, though firmly controlled, save on a few occasions when, tried beyond measure, it burst its bounds and swept away all opposition. Cited from Amerigo Vespucci, by Frederick A. Ober
  • Now it unfolded; it burst its bounds; it was a rhythmic stampede. Cited from The Divine Fire, by May Sinclair
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