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bursting point

noun
1.
the point at which normal capacity is exceeded.
2.
a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost.
Origin of bursting point
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The Seneschal blew out his cheeks almost to bursting point, then wagged his head and smiled wistfully.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • Her heart was beating frightfully—beating to bursting point.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Next, Johnnie leaned, all but swelling to the bursting point that flat little chest of his to take in the delicious perfume.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Gorged to the bursting point, the Wildcat rolled over in the warm sunlight.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • A great sweeping wave of emotion charged over me, swelling all my veins to the bursting point.

  • The vast warehouses were filled almost to the bursting point.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
  • By the end of the year the storm had brewed long enough to be near the bursting point.

    Gouverneur Morris Theodore Roosevelt
  • Five years more and the bursting point of overripeness will have been reached.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Tom's trunks were strained to the bursting point and Steve's were inches too large for him.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour

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