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 Meanings and Examples of DISTURB
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disturb
 v.  upset or bother; trouble emotionally or mentally; put out of order
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The noise of the rain did not disturb him much; but it attracted his attention sufficiently to make him raise his head sometimes, as if he were rather remonstrating with the elements.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
2  As the matter is, disturb not the peaceful hall with vaunts of the issue of the conflict, which you well know cannot take place.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  And I pray you, good Christian brother," replied the anchorite, "to disturb me no more.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  But now she could arrange that Mrs Bolton should come at ten to disturb them.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  But since you think it interferes with you, I won't disturb you, don't be afraid.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  She woke up greyly, and watched, but without making a sound to disturb Sir Clifford.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
7  The surgeon shook his head, in a manner which intimated that he feared it was very possible; and observing that they might disturb the patient, led the way into an adjoining apartment.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  On the fine days at this time of the year, and earlier, certain ephemeral operations were apt to disturb, in their trifling way, the majestic calm of Egdon Heath.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
9  I thought it might disturb you in your business, and that you might throw up your situation, or injure your prospects in some way because of it, so I said nothing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
10  To argue upon the possibility of culture before luxury to the bucolic world may be to argue truly, but it is an attempt to disturb a sequence to which humanity has been long accustomed.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
11  Yeobright was unwilling to disturb this idea, though his scheme was far enough removed from one wherein the education of youth should be made a mere channel of social ascent.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
12  The doubtful legitimacy of such rough coercion did not disturb the mind of Venn.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
13  "You may go in; you will not disturb him," she said, following behind.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
14  Her grandfather concluded from what he saw that he ought not to disturb her; and descending again to the parlour he placed the letter on the mantelpiece to give it to her in the morning.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
15  I kept all the keys and could go where I liked and do what I liked, so long as I did not disturb him in his privacy.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
16  He is charged with several misdemeanour, including driving without a valid licence and creating a disturbance.
17  The traffic causes serious disturbance to residents.
18  The disturbance comes just as India's government is trying to reform the country's police services.
19  I'm disturbed that so many of the students appear to be illiterate.
20  I'm rather disturbed by the way the company tried to cover up the truth.
21  His uncontrolled behavior disturbed the entire class.
22  Pigeons navigate less accurately when the earth's magnetic field is disturbed.
23  He is much disturbed in his mind about his wife's safety.
24  Mrs Edwards gave instructions that she was not to be disturbed.
25  I was disturbed by all the people walking to and fro outside the office.
26  He left the phone off the hook so that he wouldn't be disturbed.
27  She was in a disturbed state of mind.
28  A gentle wind disturbed the surface of the water.
29  Tom's fearful secret and gnawing conscience disturbed his sleep for as much as a week after this.
30  Prison reformers in the United States are disturbed by the high rate of recidivism; the number of men serving second and third terms in prison indicates the failure of prisons to rehabilitate the inmates.