To better see all uses of the word
tumult
in
The House of Mirth
please enable javascript.

tumult
Used In
The House of Mirth
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • Even through the dark tumult of her thoughts, the clink of Mr. Rosedale’s millions had a faintly seductive note.
  • From the Gormers’ tumultuous progress across their native continent, she returned with an altered view of her situation.

  • Show more
  • He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
  • Lily had thus formed, in the tumult of her surroundings, a little nucleus of friendly relations which mitigated the crudeness of her course in lingering with the Gormers after their return.
  • In the large tumultuous disorder of the life at Bellomont, where no one seemed to have time to observe any one else, and private aims and personal interests were swept along unheeded in the rush of collective activities, Lily had fancied herself sheltered from inconvenient scrutiny; but if Judy knew when Mrs. Fisher borrowed money of her husband, was she likely to ignore the same transaction on Lily’s part?

  • There are no more uses of "tumult" in the book.


To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading