As I instantly turned against him, roused by the same sentiment of deep ire and desperate revolt which had stirred my corruption before, he thought it better to desist, and ran from me tittering execrations, and vowing I had burst his nose.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 4. No longer willing to be pushed around, Jane is determined to resist further abuse in the Reed home, especially from John. When he begins to chastise her, she turns on him, and she scurries off complaining that she burst his nose.