People everywhere wondered whether the French would, in turn, decide to retreat to an illusory past, whether they would break step
with the world, exit the stage of history, give in to democratic mistrust and a spirit of division and turn their backs on the Enlightenment, or whether, on the contrary, they would embrace the future, collectively create a new impetus, and reaffirm their faith in the values that have made them a great people.
But his government also appears keen not to break step
with key ally the United States and other world powers, which are seeking to persuade Tehran to curb the military potential of its nuclear program by means of diplomacy and economic sanctions.
But although we can break step
to safeguard an insignificant country bridge from the dangerous vibrations of marching feet, it requires far greater vision and effort to see in time, and to break step
before, those fragile links which are starting to be built between all our old divisions.
The winger did not have to break step
in delivering a perfect cross to set up Frank Lampard for West Ham's second.