DISTURBANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISTURBANCE
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 n.  disorder; turmoil; mental or emotional unbalance or disorder
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The clergyman, therefore, hearing no symptoms of disturbance, uncovered his eyes and looked about him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
2  Not with pleasure, though I was bound to him by so many ties; no; with considerable disturbance, some mortification, and a keen sense of incongruity.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVII
3  The evening wind made such a disturbance just now, among some tall old elm-trees at the bottom of the garden, that neither my mother nor Miss Betsey could forbear glancing that way.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN
4  He connects his illness with great disturbance and agitation, naturally, and that's the figure, or the simile, or whatever it's called, which he chooses to use.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  Mr. Micawber's answer expressed the disturbance of his mind.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
6  I shut the door after him, that it might cause no disturbance of the quiet that prevailed; and when I turned back, I found Mr. Peggotty still talking to her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
7  I found myself in the condition of a schoolmaster, a trap, a pitfall; of always playing spider to Dora's fly, and always pouncing out of my hole to her infinite disturbance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
8  And as a fact, in such cases the emotional disturbance set up in Alexey Alexandrovitch by the sight of tears found expression in hasty anger.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 13
9  His chief object, to define the position with the least amount of disturbance possible, would not be attained by divorce either.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 13
10  Maria felt her triumph, and pursued her purpose, careless of Julia; and Julia could never see Maria distinguished by Henry Crawford without trusting that it would create jealousy, and bring a public disturbance at last.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
11  By sitting together upstairs, they avoided a great deal of the disturbance of the house; Fanny had peace, and Susan learned to think it no misfortune to be quietly employed.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
12  He turned with a sigh to the book, which had been the innocent cause of all this disturbance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
13  He could see from a disturbance in the lines of her face that something had happened.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
14  He was still suffering from this sudden disturbance of the quiet routine of his life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 34
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
16  The disturbances seem to occur in waves.
17  The Richter scale is a measurement of seismic disturbances.
18  The Socialist leader pledged to do all in his power to stamp out unrest two straight days of disturbances in which after 17 police were injured, some by shotgun pellets.
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.