a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
It is a volatile stock market.
Jeanine would not trust anyone, particularly not a volatile Dauntless, to speak on her behalf.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
Hill was a nervous, volatile, brilliant man.
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
She lived in fear of his shifting moods, his volatile temperament,
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
Logan said nothing, sensing her volatile state.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
Quite a powerful and rare metal, but like the Roman emperors, quite volatile. Be sure never to break that blade....
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
"In Anger Management, ... to get used to handling things in a less volatile way."
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
Add in his mom’s occasional volatility and the death of Mikey, which sent the entire family into depression for a couple of years, and there had been times when he wished he’d been born into a different family.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
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But if there is difficulty and volatility in the world of the Tipping Point, there is a large measure of hopefulness as well.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
"Watch out for that one," Baz had told me on my very first day, three years ago. "Chef Vlad, he’s volatile."
Kenneth Oppel -- Airborn
I knew him for a dangerous man with volatile, uncertain moods.
Louis L’Amour -- The Broken Gun
Leigh’s body language changes from curious to volatile. Every inch of her tenses like a cheetah, ready to pounce.
Ellen Hopkins -- Glass
The company plans to diversify to eliminate some of the profit swings that come with such a volatile market.
For once our volatile and exuberant spirits are hopelessly subdued.
London, Jack -- Before Adam
Would that volatile mind, that inconstant heart, be likely to be fixed for a moment, even were it to gaze upon an angel?