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turmoil
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
a violent disturbance;
or: violent agitation;
or: disturbance usually in protest
  • This uncaptivating effect is perhaps due to the period of hardly accomplished revolution, and still seething turmoil, in which the story shaped itself.
    Introductory (96% in)
  • To say the truth, there was much need of professional assistance, not merely for Hester herself, but still more urgently for the child—who, drawing its sustenance from the maternal bosom, seemed to have drank in with it all the turmoil, the anguish and despair, which pervaded the mother's system.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (7% in)

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