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Use "broken off" in a sentence
"Miss Siddal had broken off their engagement after she got well."
"Travesties of ships only, mizzens long gone, mainmasts broken off forty feet aloft in cracks and splinters, foremasts more or less intact but stripped of shrouds, clothing hanging limp and wet from lines strung between each fore and main, as well as on the stays connecting the fore with a stub of bowsprit."
"Haznedl, eyes glued to her console, reported, The other ships have broken off from the V-formation, sir."