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tempestuous
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition violently emotional
  • But it will calm the swell and heaving of thy passion, like oil thrown on the waves of a tempestuous sea.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (38% in)
  • The boy, also in due time, passed from the forecastle to the cabin, spent a tempestuous manhood, and returned from his world-wanderings, to grow old, and die, and mingle his dust with the natal earth.
    Introductory (19% in)
  • They were ancient sea-captains, for the most part, who, after being tossed on every sea, and standing up sturdily against life's tempestuous blast, had finally drifted into this quiet nook, where, with little to disturb them, except the periodical terrors of a Presidential election, they one and all acquired a new lease of existence.
    Introductory (23% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (79% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (19% in)

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