The irruption of Bennie and Zephyr threatened disaster even to this forlorn hope.
To this irruption succeeded an interval of peace—the calm before the storm.
The age of Theocritus and Bion has given place to—shall we say the age of the Cæsars, or the irruption of the barbarians?
There was no irruption of the newly-weds to complicate matters.
Once more she ascended the stairs and made an irruption into the boy's chamber.
Then followed the revolution with the irruption of Cromwell's followers.
Timid groups of persons were round about, waiting for the irruption of the gentlemen, until the pleasure should begin.
We picture the vision, then, as an irruption of hypnosis into the visual sphere.
It began to look indeed as if there was an irruption of them into that section of the Louisiana Territory.
You may choose where the irruption shall occur; there must be a bursting-in at some point.
1570s, from Middle French irruption or directly from Latin irruptionem (nominative irruptio) "a breaking in, bursting in, invasion," noun of action from past participle stem of irrumpere, from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + rumpere (see rupture (n.)). Frequently confused with eruption.
irruption ir·rup·tion (ĭ-rŭp'shən)
The act or process of breaking through to a surface.