UPHEAVAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UPHEAVAL
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upheaval
 n.  violent disturbance; sudden, violent disruption or upset
Example Sentence:
1  However, if a compromise cannot be found soon, political upheaval is unavoidable.
2  The loss of his high-paying job caused enormous domestic upheaval.
Classic Sentence:
1  He could not think at all, he was stunned; yet he knew that in the mighty upheaval that had taken place in his soul, a new man had been born.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
2  Jean Valjean at that very moment was the prey of a terrible upheaval.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
3  His fervid imagination was stirred as never before, by the tramp of armies, the blood and dust of battle, and the wail and whirl of social upheaval.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
4  Suddenly the waters around them slowly swelled in broad circles; then quickly upheaved, as if sideways sliding from a submerged berg of ice, swiftly rising to the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
5  He had dwelt in a land of strange, squalling upheavals and had come forth.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24