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tumult
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The Scarlet Letter
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tumult
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The crowd was in a tumult.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A dusky tumult would flap its wings from one house to another.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The evolutions of the parade; the tumult of the battle; the flourish of old heroic music, heard thirty years before—such scenes and sounds, perhaps, were all alive before his intellectual sense.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And once Hester was seen embroidering a baby-garment with such a lavish richness of golden fancy as would have raised a public tumult had any infant thus apparelled, been shown to our sober-hued community.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then ensued a murmur and half-hushed tumult, as if the auditors, released from the high spell that had transported them into the region of another's mind, were returning into themselves, with all their awe and wonder still heavy on them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The moment that he did so, there came what seemed a tumultuous rush of new life, other life than his own pouring like a torrent into his heart, and hurrying through all his veins, as if the mother and the child were communicating their vital warmth to his half-torpid system.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …his own; if he have the power, which must be born with him, to bring his mind into such affinity with his patient's, that this last shall unawares have spoken what he imagines himself only to have thought; if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by silence, an inarticulate breath, and here and there a word to indicate that all is understood; if to these qualifications of a confidant be joined the advantages afforded by his…  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: tumult in financial markets
as in: couldn`t hear over the tumult
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