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Word: turmoil

Definition: extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil


Sentences Containing 'turmoil'

"Cry-Baby" Walker, a drape, and Allison, a square, create upheaval and turmoil in their little town of Baltimore by breaking the subculture taboos and falling in love.
"I kept coming up with this phrase ‘churned-up,'" Marr said, "You’ve got this character who all the way through the film has this underlying turmoil."
A similar venture on the island of Dominica which was attempted in the wake of the failed project in Haiti, also met with disaster following governmental turmoil in Dominica.
After 500 years of invasion and turmoil after Ashoka’s death, a strong leader named Chandragupta took over.
After a fair amount of turmoil, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Marcus Licinius Crassus were elected to the consulship for 55 BC.
after the tragic death of the chief minister Dr Y.S. Raja sekhara Reddy a sort of political turmoil emerged in Andhra Pradesh.
Agon recognizes that this must be Musashi and, seeking both to end the turmoil that Toji has caused and defend Hōzōin's name, he fights Musashi.
American breeders obtained some of Crabbet's best Arabians during the early 1900s owing to the turmoil within the Blunt family.
Amid this turmoil the fortunes of various temples and clergies shifted, and the independence of Amun's priesthood was broken, but the power of the priesthood in general remained.
As a neighbouring parish and a club beset with inner turmoil at the time, many regarded this appointment as a poison chalice.
At the end of 1966, about three-fifths of Bale Province was in turmoil.
But the arrival of unexpected visitors turns a simple getaway into two days of life-changing turmoil."
Despite the turmoil the Reds faced in with manager Pete Rose's betting fiasco, Birtsas managed to put together a respectable season.
During the first half of al-Qa'im's long reign, hardly a day passed in the capital without turmoil.
Following the First World War, with the breakup of the old Austrian Empire, the division of the land between the new nation states of Austria and Hungary was accompanied by turmoil; for details, see "Burgenland".
Further productions of Hochhuth's play brought about conflicts and turmoil in several European cities.
He repeatedly strove to remain as leader of the Government until he decided it was useless to carry on amid the turmoil and violence of Lebanese politics.
He was replaced by Najib Mikati in the post. This resignation added to the turmoil already prevalent in Lebanon since Hariri's assassination as now there was no government to call the elections which were due that upcoming May.
Hines inspected the body as Buford surrendered to a deputy sheriff who had come to investigate the turmoil.
His tortured expression and jerky movements convey the Prince in turmoil.
However, due to the global financial turmoil and instability on the stock exchanges, Gjensidige has announced that it had postponed its debut on the OSE until 2009.
However, given recent significant market turmoil, long squeeze has become of more practical interest rather than merely a theoretical possibility.
However, Lothair I was unable to protect Dorestad and the other Frankish territories from economic turmoil.
However, the club was yet again in financial turmoil at the time, and Rocca set about finding a new investor.
In early September 2004, amid internal turmoil, the remnants of Otpor!
inspired to unimaginable exaltation by the chaos of turmoil and racket that was driving everybody else mad.
It dramatises a road trip by two parents and their three young children to visit grandparents for the Christmas holiday, and the emotional turmoil that they undergo.
It is the first flash of the Prince's descent into mental turmoil.
It works by suppressing fluctuations and turmoil in quantum foam that supposedly causes momentum and inertia (similar to the concept of Higgs Bosons).
Jonesy's chaotic love life was a constant turmoil for the character throughout the series.
Kalhana lived in a time of political turmoil in Kashmir, at that time a brilliant center of civilization in a sea of barbarism.
Most of the scrolls seem to have been hidden in the caves during the turmoil of the First Jewish Revolt, though some of them may have been deposited earlier.
Münsterberg encountered immense turmoil with the outbreak of the First World War.
Musicologist Amy Bauer categorizes the tempo shifts as "rock ballad to punk polka to hymn" that indicates Buffy's turmoil.
Performed towards the end of act two, the song springs from Elphaba's rage over her continuously thwarted efforts to do good and her inner turmoil about her intention for doing so.
Shelley was mayor during the Summer of Love, a time of radicalism in the Haight-Ashbury and turmoil throughout the city.
The 1837 Rebellion in Lower Canada had been suppressed but the colony was in turmoil.
The 1960s were a time of turmoil in the United States, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement which set the standards for practices by the anti-war movement.
The country was in turmoil with Lewanika, the former king, exiled and a usurper on the throne.
The Federation is in turmoil, after the withdrawal of the US, Argentine and Hurlingham polo Associations, as these three represent over half of all polo players worldwide.
The outbreak was televised by international media, and as a result the march was highly publicised which further confirmed the socio-political turmoil in Ireland.
The region sought independence in similar circumstances to neighboring State of Katanga during the political turmoil arising from the decolonization of Belgian Congo.
The short subject makes light of the rash of foreclosures and property auctions in the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, together with some of the distinctive surrealism of the Fleischer style of this era.
The squad was thrown into turmoil, with several players being forced into unfamiliar positions.
The sudden extinction of the moccoletti, the darkness which had replaced the light, and the silence which had succeeded the turmoil, had left in Franz's mind a certain depression which was not free from uneasiness.
Then it is said, because of the turmoil in China, Laozi brought Tao to India and initiated Sakyamuni Buddha.
These were written by the late Count Stylptitch; now that oil has been discovered, Herzoslovakia is in turmoil between republicans and royalists.
This throws him all into turmoil but is not a negative experience.
This time of turmoil prompted the "Waldstätten" to cooperate more closely, trying to preserve or regain their "Reichsfreiheit".
Zhang Juzheng was embroiled in deep political turmoil from the start of his career, owing to the factionalism prevalent in the Ming bureaucracy at the time.

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