caesura caesura

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
  2. (n) a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

Usage(s):

  1. They probably deserve a caesura between anxiety for the safety of their soldiers and apprehension about what comes next.
  2. The event left a long scar on the minds of the Clintonians and forced a loud caesura in American and most Western peacekeeping on the continent.
  3. As Kurt Loder insisted in his PTI 100 essay on the group, the Beatles didn't emerge from, or atone for, a stagnant caesura in the age of rock.

Quotes

  • "One share is now one vote ...... This is a caesura in the history of Volkswagen," Wulff told reporters on the sidelines of the AGM.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Christian Wulff Source: Reuters

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