TURMOIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TURMOIL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
Classic Sentence:
1  There was nothing which so quieted the turmoil of Edna's senses as a visit to Mademoiselle Reisz.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
2  After that he turned back, and for five minutes paced up and down, his hands clenched tightly and his lips set, his mind in a turmoil.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
3  The greater part of the men, discouraged, their spirits worn by the turmoil, acted as if stunned.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
4  Directly they were in a mass of dust-covered troops, and were trudging along in a way parallel to the enemy's lines as these had been defined by the previous turmoil.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
5  against the whites, and in the period of turmoil that.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  As the school quieted down Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  The sudden extinction of the moccoletti, the darkness which had replaced the light, and the silence which had succeeded the turmoil, had left in Franz's mind a certain depression which was not free from uneasiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
8  Accordingly he raised a turmoil which sent the staff flying.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER X
9  The countess had a headache brought on by all the noise and turmoil and was lying down in the new sitting room with a vinegar compress on her head.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIII
10  My internal being was in a state of insurrection and turmoil; I felt that order would thence arise, but I had no power to produce it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  A quarter of an hour afterwards, amidst an extraordinary turmoil of applause, Sibyl Vane stepped on to the stage.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
12  Aeneas may well be tossed over unknown seas and follow what path soever fortune open to him; him let me avail to shelter and withdraw from the turmoil of battle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
13  The centre of this spiritual turmoil has ever been the millions of black freedmen and their sons, whose destiny is so fatefully bound up with that of the nation.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
Example Sentence:
1  There were fears that the country was descending into turmoil or even civil war.
2  Times of national turmoil generally roil a country's financial markets.
3  The period since the revolution has been one of political turmoil.
4  The whole region is in turmoil.
5  Her mind was in a state of constant turmoil.
6  Behind Iran's overtures to Washington lie pent-up pressures for change - from sanctions and internal dissent to regional turmoil - that are shaping a rare chance to end decades of hostility.
7  Ferguson has wrestled to bolster its standing, a possibility that seems much more remote now that its name has become shorthand for racial turmoil.
8  Clearly, the middle class is bearing the burden of this economy, one in turmoil from the housing and financial crises.