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Example sentences from the Web for breakthrough
While many today lament that iPhones and iPads have become almost extra limbs, for Hockney they were a breakthrough for his art.
After all, the 1972 breakthrough with China is a huge moment.Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?|Scott Porch|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Schwarzenegger fans like me, the movie had all the makings of a breakthrough.Is This the End of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Comeback?|Andrew Romano|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So was the real target of this GOP "breakthrough," which itself was explained only in vague and formulaic terms.
The breakthrough occurred when he realized scientists needed to make the problem simpler.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was the day when an old acquaintance from the lower levels sold him the chance on the 80th Level's breakthrough.Second Sight|Basil Eugene Wells
Nevertheless, the two scientists were jubilant at this first breakthrough.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
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He called it a breakthrough in the field of perpetual motion.With No Strings Attached|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
British Dictionary definitions for breakthrough
Idioms and Phrases with breakthrough
Penetrate a barrier or obstruction, as in They broke through the wall to get into the vault, or It won't be long before we break through the code and map all human genes. Used literally for going through a physical barrier since about 1400, this phrase began to be used figuratively in the late 1500s.