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Word: furor

Definition: frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury


Sentences Containing 'furor'

Also, how the Doctor's cogitating manner was attributable to his being always engaged in looking out for Greek roots; which, in my innocence and ignorance, I supposed to be a botanical furor on the Doctor's part, especially as he always looked at the ground when he walked about, until I understood that they were roots of words, with a view to a new Dictionary which he had in contemplation.
Being sensitive to the local furor regarding the matter, the board of commissioners published a notice on December 1, 1888 that The old courthouse in Lafayette was donated to the Evangelical Church and was used as a seminary school until 1900, thereafter serving as manufacturing plant for a broom factory.
However, when Cotton invited Wheelwright to speak at the Boston church during services that day, Wheelwright's sermon created a furor that deepened the growing divide.
It also raised a furor among Virginia's slave-owning elites (again of both political persuasions), to whom the possibility of a slave rebellion was a major fear.
The men are outraged that someone who has killed one of their own is invited as an honored guest, but Ueda stifles the furor.
Though in her own words Dunne created "no great furor", by 1929 she had a successful Broadway career playing leading roles, grateful to be at center stage rather than in the chorus line.

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