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upheaval
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally);
or: a violent disturbance;
or: (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building);
or: disturbance usually in protest
  • ...from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of metamorphosis, from infancy through maturity to decay.
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (43% in)

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