I never have been able to break her of it.
He had tried to break her of that, but without much success.
They were, and had kept him from breaking of their will.
And why had she chosen to break the news here, of all places?
"I think the city needs to be broken of that."
"He has a few bad habits, but we've been trying to break him of them."
She'd been so certain that, as the years went by, she would at last have broken free of his spell.
Unfortunately, I can't seem to break myself of the habit.
"But with a little training, we shall break you of that."
I have never been able to break myself of the habit for fifty years.