- The sun appeared through a rift in the clouds.
- A shaft of sunlight escaped through a rift in the clouds behind the curtain of rain and bathed his face in a yellowish glow.
- Just then, the wind blew a rift in the grey clouds, and in silver moonlight they reached the north end of the street.
- Her schemes are usually up in the clouds.
- The sun shot through a break in the clouds.