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Word: turmoil

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


Sentences Containing 'turmoil'

inspired to unimaginable exaltation by the chaos of turmoil and racket that was driving everybody else mad.
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.
Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck.

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