When he was not affectionately coercing people into buying things they did not need, he stood at the back of the store, glowing, abstracted, feeling masculine as he recalled the tempestuous surprises of love revealed by Vida.
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The fiddlers begin a swift, tempestuous tune, and Keenan takes my hip in one hand and my fingers in the other.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
"What about Jacqueline Du Pre?" she’d always asked, referring to her own idol, a talented and tempestuous cellist who’d been stricken with multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-eight and died about fifteen years later.