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bursting point

the point at which normal capacity is exceeded.
a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost.
Origin of bursting point
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • After she had filled herself to the bursting-point, the cubs had their first taste of water.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • The delicious combination filled my heart to bursting-point.

    The Choice of Life Georgette Leblanc
  • That loving creature came more nearly to the bursting-point than I had ever seen him before.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • Finally he became indignant and angry to the bursting-point.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • Then the vast energies of the "south" would rise to bursting-point and a "through blizzard" would be the result.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The veins in their necks were swollen to the bursting-point.

    King of Camargue Jean Aicard
  • Wine-skins stretch, but only within measure; for there comes at last a bursting-point when new ones must be provided.'

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • "Closed his furnace; that means that he's got steam up to bursting-point," thought Jim.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • No good to us, though; but we'll soon raise it to bursting-point.

  • The pigeon-holes were crammed to bursting-point with a medley of papers, particularly the one labelled "Letters to be answered."

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman

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