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Word: uproar

Definition: noisy confusion

Sentences Containing 'uproar'

"To say there was an uproar in the Caribbean is comprehensively to understate what took place," the Jamaican politician Michael Manley later wrote in his "History of West Indies Cricket".
- Silent Uproar 15 / "If you close your eyes and actually listen while the album “Who You Are” spins in meaningful circles, it is near impossible not to relate the emotions and lyrical innuendos to your own personal experiences.
A great uproar took place in the court, and in the midst of it, Doctor Manette was seen, pale and trembling, standing where he had been seated.
At the start of the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Loto-Québec caused a major uproar when they attempted to compensate for the lost revenue by offering odds on QMJHL games.
But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
Disturbed headlined the first annual "Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar" tour with Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Stone Sour, Hellyeah and Halestorm, among others in late summer 2010.
He sat up in bed and remained listening intently to try if he could make out what could be the cause of so great an uproar; not only, however, was he unable to discover what it was, but as countless drums and trumpets now helped to swell the din of the bells and shouts, he was more puzzled than ever, and filled with fear and terror; and getting up he put on a pair of slippers because of the dampness of the floor, and without throwing a dressing gown or anything of the kind over him he rushed out of the door of his room, just in time to see approaching along a corridor a band of more than twenty persons with lighted torches and naked swords in their hands, all shouting out, "To arms, to arms, senor governor, to arms!
However, Blatt's proposal caused an intense uproar in the state because alumni and students felt that it would needlessly sever the University from its antebellum tradition.
I could not help thinking, as we approached the gate, what an uproar would have been made in the country, if any deluded man had proposed to spend one half the money it had cost, on the erection of an industrial school for the young, or a house of refuge for the deserving old.
I fell into a dull slumber before the fire, without losing my consciousness, either of the uproar out of doors, or of the place in which I was.
I recall him bending his aching head, supported on his bony hand, over the book on his desk, and wretchedly endeavouring to get on with his tiresome work, amidst an uproar that might have made the Speaker of the House of Commons giddy.
If I could associate the idea of a bull or a bear with anyone so mild as Mr. Mell, I should think of him, in connexion with that afternoon when the uproar was at its height, as of one of those animals, baited by a thousand dogs.
In 2004, the PRC government began the Northeast Project. This sparked a massive uproar in South Korea when the project was widely publicized.
In 2005, Wilson announced in "Books Culture" magazine that he had made a near-duplicate of the Shroud of Turin image by exposing dark linen to the sun for ten days under a sheet of glass on which a positive mask had been painted, and in doing so, "caused some uproar in the Shroud of Turin world."
International uproar and the first ever United Nations economic sanctions had ensued, making Rhodesia deeply isolated.
Looking that way, Mr. Cruncher made out that some kind of funeral was coming along, and that there was popular objection to this funeral, which engendered uproar.
Mr. Bennet, you are wanted immediately; we are all in an uproar.
Of special interest is the last section, where the choir races up and down a C major scale (spanning more than two octaves), rather like a child practising piano scales: the British journalist, Alexander Werth (author of "Musical Uproar in Moscow"), "wondered whether hadn't just the tip of his tongue in his cheek as he made the good simple "kolhozniks" sing a plain C-major scale, up and down, up and down, and up and down again...".
She started to her feet and sprang across the little brook in her terror, * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * and had just time to see the Lion and the Unicorn rise to their feet, with angry looks at being interrupted in their feast, before she dropped to her knees, and put her hands over her ears, vainly trying to shut out the dreadful uproar.
Slipping through the shouting crowd I made my way to the corner of the street, and in ten minutes was rejoiced to find my friend's arm in mine, and to get away from the scene of uproar.
The following day, there was an uproar in the Indian parliament over the incident.
The incident attracted huge media attention and created a public uproar.
The landlord alone insisted upon it that they must punish the insolence of this madman, who at every turn raised a disturbance in the inn; but at length the uproar was stilled for the present; the pack-saddle remained a caparison till the day of judgment, and the basin a helmet and the inn a castle in Don Quixote's imagination.
The lyrics "Rotten on the telly, showing what a few choice words can do" refer to the Sex Pistols' lead singer Johnny Rotten and the "Grundy incident," in which Rotten and other Sex Pistols swore on live television, sending Britain into an uproar.
The next day the group raided Warwick Castle for supplies, something that Robert strongly objected to as it would create "a great uproar" in the country, and later arrived at Huddington Court, where they met Thomas.
The performance caused an uproar when police were called out and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to inspect the loaves of bread for explosives.
The poor girl was almost distracted: that quarter of the palace was all in an uproar; the servants ran for ladders; the monkey was seen by hundreds in the court, sitting upon the ridge of a building, holding me like a baby in one of his forepaws, and feeding me with the other, by cramming into my mouth some victuals he had squeezed out of the bag on one side of his chaps, and patting me when I would not eat; whereat many of the rabble below could not forbear laughing; neither do I think they justly ought to be blamed, for, without question, the sight was ridiculous enough to every body but myself.
The town is in an uproar because of the Catholic teacher and many parents keep their children home from school.
The two kissed on-screen for the first time in the season two episode "Duets", after which their romance was little explored, leading to what Rivera described as an "uproar" by fans of the pairing in December 2010.
These games were only available to subscribers who had the Metro Channels on their cable system, causing an uproar among area sports fans.
These provisions laid in, we went on through a great noise and uproar that confused my weary head beyond description, and over a bridge which, no doubt, was London Bridge (indeed I think he told me so, but I was half asleep), until we came to the poor person's house, which was a part of some alms-houses, as I knew by their look, and by an inscription on a stone over the gate which said they were established for twenty-five poor women.
This led to an uproar that the money be returned and that the center be closed.
This part of the judge's decision caused an uproar in the Dutch internet community, where many claim that a link is not a mechanism for publishing works but merely a reference to a work, although there are a number of voices who feel the judge's decision was correct. In the verdict of the appeal on September 4, 2003, this ruling was reversed.
This position upset many members of the church, and the uproar led to Holt leaving the church.
To me there was nothing strange or incongruous in heaven's making such an uproar about Lem Hackett.
When Bhuma announced this "Rayala Telangana theory" he was in TDP and there was an uproar in his Party.
When this news was announced on January 7, 2009, it caused an uproar among South Korean netizens due to the 11-year age difference between the two.
With the Seers who run Vadanis in uproar about the unpredicted arrival of twins, and disgusted with his condition, Terrel is sent to, and brought up in, Haven—an asylum for the insane, utterly unaware of his royal lineage.

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::: lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
::: indelible - not able to be erased
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