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Origin of breakthrough
Example sentences from the Web for breakthrough
Like Carver, Borlaug then sought to institutionalize his breakthroughs.
Patents provide a vital protection for innovation and breakthroughs.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road|Daniel Gross|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But James was often too early to get credit for his breakthroughs.Charles James Brings Ball Gowns Back to the Metropolitan Museum of Art|Erin Cunningham|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book is also filled with stories of breakthroughs that began with a question.Warren Berger Tells How to Ask a ‘Beautiful Question’|Scott Goodson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The summit, held this past Tuesday, does not seem to have made any breakthroughs on furthering the peace process.Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace|Ron Moreau|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Breakthroughs between entries, except as hereinbefore provided, shall be made not exceeding sixty feet apart.Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921|Anonymous
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.