• At intervals, new generations had tried to break the routine of the contemporary concert, with its faculty-lounge chatter and its torturously long pauses as mallet instruments were transported around the stage.

    NEWYORKER: The Long Haul

  • Some of us discussed the matter to break up the routine, but most of us used the information to explain why she was quiet at lunch.

    NPR: Excerpt: 'Then We Came to the End'

  • "I imagine if this comes in a lot of them will vote for the first time because it's a novelty - anything that's new or a break from the routine they'll try, " he says.

    BBC: Would prisoners use their right to vote?

  • Vaguely diverted by the break in routine, that evening he walked on the brick-paved front driveway instead, looping around the circular lawn and through a carport in which a misplaced glass chandelier cast a friendly yellow light.

    NEWYORKER: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

  • At times like these, we have to ask ourselves: What can we do to break free from the routine and reconnect with the world around us?

    WHITEHOUSE: President Obama on America's Great Outdoors Initiative

  • Bollywood dancers and music filled Victoria Embankment gardens in London on Saturday afternoon as people gathered in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dancing a Bollywood routine.

    BBC: Bollywood dancing event raises thousands for charity

  • One thing that makes summer so refreshing is the break it provides from our routine.

    FORBES: 12 Ways To Get Out Of A Work Rut

  • Holiday Inn Resorts stand for effortless relaxation an effortless choice that gives people a break from their everyday routine with the right amount of practical indulgence.

    FORBES: Holiday Inn Turns 60, Refines Brand Strategy

  • The Tykes should have forced a leveller just before the break when Rangers keeper Paddy Kenny spilled a routine catch but Shackell's header came back off the post.

    BBC: Sport - Football - QPR 4-0 Barnsley

  • The WBC champion was keen to break up his usual routine, having openly admitted to becoming "too comfortable" in the lead up to previous fights.

    BBC: The secret diary of Carl Froch

  • Wozniak capped their routine by doing his version of the break-dance move known as "the worm, " but even that failed to save his lackluster performance.

    CNN: Fans keep Wozniak 'Dancing With the Stars'

  • If some of them wanted a break from domestic routine, they could volunteer to work on the PTA or, if they were wealthy enough, the charity fashion show. ("It is a tradition in the Guggenheimer family that all the men become lawyers and all the women work on committees, " said a story in the Times about some well-to-do New Yorkers.) Men were supposed to be the breadwinners.

    NPR: Excerpt: 'When Everything Changed'

  • The invitation looked innocent enough, and it was a break from tedious military routine.

    BBC: Transcript: Trial and Error

  • The routine becomes a daily blur, compelling a president to want to break away and seek a larger vision, something that becomes his stamp, his legacy.

    NEWYORKER: Get Rich U.

  • After scoring, Wambach and her teammates collected hands, and, in a pre-choreographed routine, did a long, break-dance style wave motion that gestured down to the far end of field, where goalie Hope Solo and defender Christie Rampone dropped to the ground and performed an undulating maneuver known to anyone who has ever consumed more than three drinks at a wedding: The Worm.

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  • But what about the teachers sacrificing a weekend away, a well-deserved Saturday lie-in or just a break from routine?

    BBC: NEWS | UK | Education | Hands up for Saturday school

  • Tremlett snared his third victim in the second over after lunch as Smith prodded hard at a routine delivery outside off stump and fed a gentle catch to Strauss - the England captain seeming to break into a grin even before he had the ball safely in his grasp.

    BBC: Ashes: Chris Tremlett puts England in command

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