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in ter mi shuhn

  • n  the act of suspending activity temporarily
  • n  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

  • If Act I is consensual sex as an adult with your dad and Act II is making a meal of your grandmother's ashes, then we're sticking around through intermission.
  • The Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago played three works competently before the intermission.
  • Most are short (waiting out an intermission is apparently too much to ask of an audience these days), slight and largely oblivious to much that is happening in the world outside .
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  • 'Shining City' shines on Broadway
    Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets: $26 to $80. Theater: Biltmore, 261 W. 47th St. Calls: 212-239-6200. Everything is right about "Shining City," Conor McPherson's fantastic new play that opened last night at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway venue, the Biltmore Theatre.
    June 13, 2013 - The Journal News
  • USA Cruises Past Panama In World Cup Qualifier
    Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson scored on either side of the intermission on Tuesday as the United States cruised to a 2-0 victory over Panama in 2014 World Cup qualifying at CenturyLink Field.
    June 12, 2013 - CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
  • A pale revival of "Jacques Brel ... "
    If you go... What: "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." Running time: 2 hours, including one intermission. Ticket price: $65. Theater: The Zipper, 336 W. 37th St.
    June 12, 2013 - The Journal News

  • Steve Addington in International Herald Tribune
    Just get us to the intermission, we'll work on it then,crew chief Steve Addington replied.
  • Jason Spezza in USA Today
    I think the (first period) intermission woke us up,Spezza said. "We knew we would not beat these guys if we played like we did in the first period and we had a great second and third period."
  • Dan Fritsche in Forbes
    During the second intermission, we regrouped,Fritsche said. "We knew what we had to do - we had to go out there and take over the game."

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