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tumult
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David Copperfield
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tumult
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David Copperfield
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  • Something within me, faintly answering to the storm without, tossed up the depths of my memory and made a tumult in them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They carried him through the wild roar, a hush in the midst of all the tumult; and took him to the cottage where Death was already.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The howl and roar, the rattling of the doors and windows, the rumbling in the chimneys, the apparent rocking of the very house that sheltered me, and the prodigious tumult of the sea, were more fearful than in the morning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Undulating hills were changed to valleys, undulating valleys (with a solitary storm-bird sometimes skimming through them) were lifted up to hills; masses of water shivered and shook the beach with a booming sound; every shape tumultuously rolled on, as soon as made, to change its shape and place, and beat another shape and place away; the ideal shore on the horizon, with its towers and buildings, rose and fell; the clouds fell fast and thick; I seemed to see a rending and upheaving of…  (not reviewed by editor)

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