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  • They’d caused such an upheaval in my life . and I was so glad they did.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Stupid, she thought, so stupid of her to think he’d come only for her, that it hadn’t been part of something larger, that he hadn’t wanted more, more destruction, more terror, more upheaval.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They arrived at the library’s top floor, and Annie led Mae through narrow corridors of round-spined books, some of them as tall as her—Bibles and atlases, illustrated histories of wars and upheavals, long-gone nations and peoples.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There was so much upheaval.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Partly because the church went into upheaval and denounced the Order Amyr who were a large part of the strength of Atur.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The screen went black again before returning to the press conference, but Prince Kai had left the stage, and the audience of journalists was in upheaval as they reported to their individual cameras.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • She tried to smile across the classroom upheaval to Leslie, but it was no use.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • In the recent economic upheavals her factory closed, and the last time I saw her she was still unemployed.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • After an introduction from ASU’s president, Obama took the podium and told the seniors that they were entering a world of "upheaval."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Everything is composed of webs and lattices and upheavals of sound and texture.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Cindy Lou’s voice finally broke through the general upheaval of noise and offered to recite her King James Version of the story.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Of that whole period of upheaval in Africa—the expulsion of the Arabs, the expansion of Europe, the parcelling out of the continent—that is the only family story I have.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Reading the article over and over again, I verged very close to a state of real upheaval, and found myself moaning aloud at this senseless story of young despair and loss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This is unfair, since I know—all of us know by now—that he was shunted around in four different countries, because of the upheavals of the war, and got trapped behind the Iron Curtain and lived on garbage and almost starved, and escaped during the Hungarian Revolution, probably with danger to his life.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • In my state of upheaval, it seemed logical that if he knew my real age and still wanted me, then everything would be all right.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Less upheavals, so to speak.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • If it again proves an illusion, then they will break up; hope is high, it cannot be taken away again without an upheaval.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He could not think at all, he was stunned; yet he knew that in the mighty upheaval that had taken place in his soul, a new man had been born.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And we weren’t even usurping, just trying to stop another bloody tribal upheaval and another regime change from the elected to the dictators.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coconuts and palm saplings.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The horse scrambled to its feet with a great noise and a great upheaval; the children were already on theirs.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Rosaura felt so distressed by these upheavals that she had determined that she and Pedro should sleep in separate bedrooms.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • -I’ve seen enough political upheavals to fill countless heads.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He had dwelt in a land of strange, squalling upheavals and had come forth.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Galileo’s arrest threw the Illuminati into upheaval.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Jean Valjean at that very moment was the prey of a terrible upheaval.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • In the weeks since her dad’s funeral, Ronnie continued to experience some emotional upheaval, but she supposed that was to be expected.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The Canadian’s last words caused a sudden upheaval in my brain.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As it was late and there was great upheaval innumerable Jews had passed themselves off as non-Jews — the head of the camp decided that a general roll call would take place the following day.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The government would be thrown into upheaval.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • All his heirs are now long dead, and this means that without any drastic political upheaval, power has simply and effectively moved a rung or two down the ladder, and is now seen to be vested in a body that used to act simply as advisers to the Emperor—an elected governmental assembly headed by a President elected by that assembly.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • From the start, Cedric received a steady diet of uncertainty and upheaval.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Marguerite St. Just had first made her DEBUT in artistic Parisian circles, at the very moment when the greatest social upheaval the world has ever known was taking place within its very walls.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • In the midst of this upheaval, Pepsi began running television commercials around the country, pitting Coke head-to-head with Pepsi in what they called the Pepsi Challenge.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Others may approach it chiefly in formal terms or on biographical grounds, as a response to violent personal and marital upheaval.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In order to comprehend fully the duality of that position, one needs to be reminded of the political climate in which the writing took place, 1965-69, a time of great social upheaval in the lives of black people.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Questions from all these papers, questions referring to turbulence in the past, are an unnecessary upheaval in the delicate ecology of this numb day.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • This was not least due to the political upheavals resulting from the conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.).
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • With a great upheaval Jewel scrambled to his feet and pointed with his horn.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • The year of the "Taj Mahal" dedication and Gene Kelly’s soft-shoe was a year of upheaval.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Harry has a lot of ideas about changes to this and that, but really, no one in the village wants upheaval, even if it might benefit them.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Stark upheavals bring out every sort of quaint aberration by the very suddenness of their coming.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The book also appeared at a time of cultural upheaval on the matter of material success.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The usual upheaval of the tables and chairs had taken place.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • She wanted to cancel on him, given all the upheaval that has occurred in my life over the past twenty-four hours, but I totally made her go because I could see her lips getting smaller and smaller the more time she spent with Dad.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Mordred is urged along almost helplessly now, by numbers of people too many to count: people who believe in John Ball, hoping to gain power over their fellow men by asserting that all are equal, or people who see in any upheaval a chance to advance their own might.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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