UPSETTING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UPSETTING
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 a.  causing an emotional disturbance
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  He tried to look cheerful, for he did not believe in upsetting ladies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  Legree and both the drivers, in a state of furious intoxication, were singing, whooping, upsetting chairs, and making all manner of ludicrous and horrid grimaces at each other.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  Dante shoved her chair violently aside and left the table, upsetting her napkin-ring which rolled slowly along the carpet and came to rest against the foot of an easy-chair.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
4  Yes, here is the injury it received through the upsetting of a Gower Street omnibus in younger and happier days.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In THIRD ACT
5  But he liked them; liked that mad driving at twelve miles an hour, liked upsetting a driver or running down a pedestrian, and flying at full gallop through the Moscow streets.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI
6  The crowd, crushing one another, upsetting carts, and shouting and squeezing desperately, had cleared off the bridge and the troops were now moving forward.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXI
7  Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
8  After supper she undertook the German, and blundered through it, nearly upsetting her partner with her long skirt, and romping in a way that scandalized Laurie, who looked on and meditated a lecture.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER NINE
9  That's what's so distorting and upsetting and utterly unfair.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
10  He kept on his way at the same rate, heedless about upsetting those whom he met on the road.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER
11  If I think of it now, it will upset me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
12  Darling," she said, "don't you get upset.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
13  Poor things, they'd certainly be upset.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
14  He loved me but he was afraid to marry me because--for fear I'd upset his way of thinking and living.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
15  Had it not been for the upset conditions due to the war and his own services to the Confederate government, Rhett Butler would never have been received in Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  It is upsetting to discover that you have backed a loser.
2  If you are the victim of a burglary, the emotional upset can affect you for a long time.
3  She was upset that her husband had not come back.
4  We were in an impossible situation - whatever we did, someone would be upset.
5  A flurry of wind upset the small boat.
6  Naturally, I get upset when things go wrong.
7  Don't upset yourself about it-let's just forget it ever happened.
8  I've upset a cup of coffee on my shirt.
9  The government is anxious not to upset the economic equilibrium.
10  The mere presence of children in the room is enough to upset him.
11  It was apparent from her face that she was really upset.
12  A steady growth in the popularity of two smaller parties may upset the polls.
13  Oops, I think I made a boo-boo there - I hope she's not too upset.
14  I was majorly upset, as you can imagine.
15  A large wave upset the boat.