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 Meanings and Examples of HAVOC
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 n.  wide and general destruction; devastation; waste
Classic Sentence:
1  It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home, when upon speaking a whale-ship, her people were reliably apprised of the existence of Moby Dick, and the havoc he had made.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
2  But as perhaps fifty of these whale-bone whales are harpooned for one cachalot, some philosophers of the forecastle have concluded that this positive havoc has already very seriously diminished their battalions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
3  The musketry sounded in long irregular surges that played havoc with his ears.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  Before the wedding the tailor was to catch him a wild boar that made great havoc in the forest, and the huntsmen should give him their help.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
6  My friend," said Nestor, "now that you remind me, I remember to have heard that your mother has many suitors, who are ill disposed towards you and are making havoc of your estate.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
7  The havoc that months had previously wrought was now emulated by the inroads of hours.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  She began to 'help' my mother next morning, and was in and out of the store-closet all day, putting things to rights, and making havoc in the old arrangements.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  He has now and then been a sad flirt, and cared very little for the havoc he might be making in young ladies' affections.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
10  Fifty years ago a series of great fires took place, which made terrible havoc on five separate occasions.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
11  Fortune leads him forward in nowise; Apollo aids not with counsel; and more and more the fierce clash swells over the plains, and the havoc draws nigher on.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
Example Sentence:
1  The new tax could wreak havoc among smaller companies.
2  These policies have wreaked havoc on the British economy.
3  A strike will cause havoc for commuters.
4  The recent storms have wreaked havoc on crops.
5  Violent storms wreaked havoc on the French Riviera, leaving three people dead and dozens injured.
6  The earthquake has made great havoc of the city.
7  Some non-native species are harmless, but others wreak havoc on other species, human health and the economy.
8  Cyber criminals, malware creators and scammers are serious about wreaking havoc with your computers and devices.