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tumult
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Gone with the Wind
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  • And Scarlett was in a tumult about Ashley.
  • Ellen’s tired mouth smiled into the tumult as she addressed herself first to her husband, as a wife should.

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  • A polite tumult broke out under the trees as the guests arose, shaking crumbs from laps.
  • Above the tumult sounded the voice of the little Zouave, his Creole accent very obvious: "Eef I may—twenty dollars for Mees Maybelle Merriwether."
  • The chaperons’ corner was in tumult and Mrs. Meade, anxious to support her husband in an action of which she heartily disapproved, was at a disadvantage.
  • Forgotten in the tumult, little Wade crouched behind the banisters on the front porch, peering out onto the lawn like a caged, frightened rabbit, his eyes wide with terror, sucking his thumb and hiccoughing.
  • Scarlett screamed to her, but the tumult of the crowd drowned her voice and the carriage rocked madly by.
  • She felt something brush her hair and wondered vaguely through her tumult if it were his lips.
  • Gerald, Will and Ashley sat about the room smoking, smiling at the feminine tumult.
  • So the tumult of gossip, surmise and deep suspicion which followed the announcement of his quiet wedding to Scarlett was not surprising.

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  • There was a glow of grim pride in her usually gentle face, approbation and a fierce joy in her smile that equaled the fiery tumult in Scarlett’s own bosom.
  • There was a tumult of sound as everyone but Scarlett swarmed about the fainting Melanie, everyone crying out in alarm, scurrying into the house for water and pillows, and in a moment Scarlett and Uncle Peter were left standing alone on the walk.
  • Somehow Melanie made her way to the center of the excited throng and somehow made her usually soft voice heard above the tumult.
  • There was too great a tumult of conflicting ideas in her mind for her to sort them out.
  • Ladies, there will pass among you two of our gallant wounded, with baskets and—" But the rest of his speech was lost in the storm and tumult of clapping hands and cheering voices.

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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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