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 Meanings and Examples of TURBULENT
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 a.  characterized by unrest or disorder
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  The turbulent voices, even Guy Pollock being connotative beside her, were nothing.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
3  The Indians warily retraced their steps toward the place they had left, when the scout, placing his pole against a rock, by a powerful shove, sent his frail bark directly into the turbulent stream.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5
4  There came a turbulent stream of men across the fields.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
5  It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
6  This person, a sailor, of turbulent character, and whom I suspected of Bonapartism, has been secretly to the Island of Elba.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10. The King's Closet at the Tuileries.
7  At last he made his way through the mob, which was continually increasing and getting more and more turbulent, and reached the hotel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
8  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.
9  I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her, so I asked what I thought would be some sedative questions about her little girl.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
10  But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
11  And she began to shove with a woman's turbulent energy of anger.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
12  He had never once disobeyed or allowed turbulent companions to seduce him from his habit of quiet obedience; and, even when he doubted some statement of a master, he had never presumed to doubt openly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
13  In order to make one's way amid these turbulent and conflicting waves, it was necessary to be an officer, a great noble, or a pretty woman.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
14  Nor let any one say, that mischief can arise from hence, as often as it shall please a busy head, or turbulent spirit, to desire the alteration of the government.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
15  Their voices had a dusky turbulence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence:
1  Tony Blair's entering a turbulent week.
2  Not until this turbulent region can shuffle off the burdens of the past will it be able to settle peacefully into the community of nations.
3  The era was characterized by political and cultural turbulence.
4  The turbulence caused the plane to turn over.
5  They aim to protect assets rather than chase returns, so short-term turbulence has less of an effect.