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tumult
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Frankenstein
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  • At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured, and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness.
  • They did not appear rich, but they were contented and happy; their feelings were serene and peaceful, while mine became every day more tumultuous.

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  • I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel.
  • Frankenstein, who was dozing, awoke and asked the cause of the tumult.
  • When the sailors saw this and that their return to their native country was apparently assured, a shout of tumultuous joy broke from them, loud and long-continued.
  • Its fair lakes reflect a blue and gentle sky, and when troubled by the winds, their tumult is but as the play of a lively infant when compared to the roarings of the giant ocean.
  • The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.

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as in: couldn't hear over the tumult Define
loud noise -- usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
as in: tumult in financial markets Define
confusion or disorder -- often noisy
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