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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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tumult
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He strode down the hill amid the tumult of sudden-risen vapours of wounded pride and fallen hope and baffled desire.
  • He stood still in the middle of the roadway, his heart clamouring against his bosom in a tumult.

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  • Their feet passed in pattering tumult over his mind, the feet of hares and rabbits, the feet of harts and hinds and antelopes, until he heard them no more and remembered only a proud cadence from Newman: —Whose feet are as the feet of harts and underneath the everlasting arms.

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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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