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riot
 n.  state of disorder involving group violence; rebellion
Classic Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
1  But Juvenal and Tacitus, like Isaiah in Biblical times, like Dante in the Middle Ages, is man; riot and insurrection are the multitude, which is sometimes right and sometimes wrong.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
2  In the majority of cases, riot proceeds from a material fact; insurrection is always a moral phenomenon.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
3  Insurrection borders on mind, riot on the stomach; Gaster grows irritated; but Gaster, assuredly, is not always in the wrong.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
4  In questions of famine, riot, Buzancais, for example, holds a true, pathetic, and just point of departure.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
5  Nevertheless, it remains a riot.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
6  In the beginning, the insurrection is a riot, just as a river is a torrent.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
7  Universal suffrage has this admirable property, that it dissolves riot in its inception, and, by giving the vote to insurrection, it deprives it of its arms.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
8  It appears that this red beard was present, at another riot, the Quenisset affair, entrusted with this same function.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
9  Wrath spreads abroad the riot as wind spreads a fire.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
10  Nothing is more extraordinary than the first breaking out of a riot.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
11  Otherwise the riot was conducted after the most scientific military tactics.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
12  A moment later, the riot approaches and gains in force, he shuts up his shop precipitately, hastily dons his uniform, that is to say, he places his merchandise in safety and risks his own person.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V—ORIGINALITY OF PARIS
13  The hair-dresser had, naturally, spoken to the veteran of the riot, then of General Lamarque, and from Lamarque they had passed to the Emperor.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III—JUST INDIGNATION OF A HAIR-DRESSER
14  Behind Feuilly marched, or rather bounded, Bahorel, who was like a fish in water in a riot.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV—THE CHILD IS AMAZED AT THE OLD MAN
15  The very bourgeois who still ventured at this hour of riot to enter the Rue Saint-Denis cast a glance at the Rue de la Chanvrerie, caught sight of the barricade, and redoubled their pace.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER V—PREPARATIONS
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  Politicians accuse the media of talking up the possibility of a riot.
17  The military were called out to put down the riot.
18  The angry mob outside the jail was/were ready to riot.
19  A riot in a drab housing project outside Paris leaves one participant on his deathbed, a victim of police brutality.
20  Police in riot gear baton-charged the crowd.
21  She said her main fear was that she would become the focus for a riot once people knew that she was in the prison.
22  After a tense standoff with riot police, the authorities made the fateful decision to break up the peaceful protest with force.
23  During the riot there are ten cases of loot and two of arsons.
24  The city is calm again after yesterday's riots.
25  The court's initial verdict in the police officers' trial set off serious riots.
26  The jury watched video footage of the riots.
27  The Los Angeles riots reflected the bitterness between the black and Korean communities in the city.
28  Ernest Brown lives about a dozen blocks from where the riots began.
29  Shortages eventually led to food riots.
30  Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in cities.