TEMPESTUOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TEMPESTUOUS
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 a.  very stormy; turbulent; rough with wind; impassioned; violent
Classic Sentence:
1  I fail to understand what charms the elegant Mr. Wilkes can hold for a girl of your tempestuous nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  I see you are contemplating the transfer of your tempestuous affections from Ashley to me and I fear for my liberty and my peace of mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LXIII
3  It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
4  In tempestuous times like these, after everything above and aloft has been secured, nothing more can be done but passively to await the issue of the gale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
5  Dark and tempestuous was night.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
6  In a moment he restrained himself so powerfully that the tempestuous heaving of his breast subsided, as turbulent and foaming waves yield to the sun's genial influence when the cloud has passed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
7  But the sea in those old times heaved, swelled, and foamed very much at its own will, or subject only to the tempestuous wind, with hardly any attempts at regulation by human law.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
8  They had fortitude and self-reliance, and in time of difficulty or peril stood up for the welfare of the state like a line of cliffs against a tempestuous tide.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
9  I have only one other incident to record upon this tempestuous and melancholy day.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
10  It was a wild, tempestuous night, towards the close of November.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  His first wooing had been of the tempestuous order, and he looked back upon it as if through a long vista of years with a feeling of compassion blended with regret.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
12  I remembered his abject pleading, his abject threats, the colossal scale of his vile desires, the meanness, the torment, the tempestuous anguish of his soul.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In III
13  So much has this been so that my life has, throughout, resembled a barque tossed by tempestuous waves, a barque driven at the mercy of the winds.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  Mr. and Mrs. March left the room with speed, and casting herself upon the bed, Jo cried and scolded tempestuously as she told the awful news to Beth and Amy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
Example Sentence:
1  Racket throwing tennis star John McEnroe was famed for his displays of tempestuous temperament.
2  The rain beat strongly against the panes, the wind blew tempestuously: "One lies there," I thought, "who will soon be beyond the war of earthly elements."