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  • She was completely unaware that with one twist of the tongue she could plunge Jean Louise into a moral turmoil by making her niece doubt her own motives and best intentions, by tweaking the protestant, philistine strings of Jean Louise’s conscience until they vibrated like a spectral zither.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • His insides burned with turmoil.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • But Mrs. Livingston sees a soul in turmoil, a young girl looking for the right answers, not just the easy ones.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • There’s a lot of turmoil down South, in the areas with a heavy concentration of lower castes.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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  • You just saved me so much inner turmoil.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • When he was ten, Avery lived with abusive foster parents whose rigid rules kept him in constant turmoil.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The realization that they had been sitting almost within jumping distance of my unprotected back for God knows how long set up such a turmoil of the spirit that I had to give up all thought of carrying on where my discovery of the wolves had forced me to leave off.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • They’re in political turmoil.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Reynie and Sticky tried to appear unconcerned, but their minds were in turmoil.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "I understand the emotional turmoil you’re going through," Green said, "but you, being a chaplain and a deputy sheriff, should know we cannot tolerate that kind of behavior in court.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client

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  • The road was all a turmoil of mud and snow marked with dozens of hoof-prints.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Two wars were ongoing and the financial crisis was causing turmoil around the world.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Through the turmoil inside me, I realized it was important for the other man to believe him.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Unless we can get them thinking, and give them real ideas instead of just politics and principles, these young men will keep our world in turmoil for the next half century.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He had become distracted, restless, and he got up and fiddled with the phonograph records, replaced the Handel with Vivaldi again, in obvious turmoil gulped a glass of water, sat down and drummed his fingers against his pants leg in rhythm to the celebrant horns.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Suppressing the mental turmoil this realization caused, I forced my attention to what Jamie was saying.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A dozen years of wanting and turmoil and too much distrust.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Running was joyless, but Louie had no other answer to his internal turmoil.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The set is in turmoil.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • And the awareness, somehow, amid all of this turmoil, that she had missed a cycle.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • They all put the turmoil behind them as best they could and carried on with their lives.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I spent the day in turmoil, weighing my options.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • After that he turned back, and for five minutes paced up and down, his hands clenched tightly and his lips set, his mind in a turmoil.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • No matter what, it looked like our relaxing, post-turmoil celebration trip was abruptly coming to an end.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • In the midst of the turmoil I stumbled into a small room.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • My internal being was in a state of insurrection and turmoil; I felt that order would thence arise, but I had no power to produce it.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We’re so fortunate here, away from the turmoil.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This uncaptivating effect is perhaps due to the period of hardly accomplished revolution, and still seething turmoil, in which the story shaped itself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "This is very common in times of turmoil," Langdon continued.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My thoughts were in turmoil—so much had happened already this night.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • But when you have a country in turmoil, say a country like Afghanistan, government offices are busy with emergencies, and processing adoptions won’t be a top priority.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • As the school quieted down Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I was causing them so much turmoil and unhappiness.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The Duat is in turmoil.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • They were clannish, responding to the harshness and turmoil of their environment by forming tight family bonds and placing loyalty to blood above all else.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I looked into Chase’s eyes, found emotions in turmoil.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • He could sense her emotions boiling with as much turmoil as his.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His age was beginning to show, his one sign of inner turmoil, the strong line of his jaw melted a little, one became aware of telltale creases forming under his ears, one noticed not his jet-black hair but the gray patches growing at his temples.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The greater part of the men, discouraged, their spirits worn by the turmoil, acted as if stunned.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Presently Petra got a hold of herself, and the turmoil quietened down.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The turmoil among Reb Saunders’ followers that was caused by this announcement was considerable.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • While his mouth answered these everyday questions, Artemis’s mind was in turmoil.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • You feel no inner turmoil, no need to cast out the offending eye?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He didn’t belong here…… "I didn’t want to hire you," she continued, oblivious to Thibault’s turmoil.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The sudden extinction of the moccoletti, the darkness which had replaced the light, and the silence which had succeeded the turmoil, had left in Franz’s mind a certain depression which was not free from uneasiness.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • His heart was beating violently, and his brain was in a turmoil.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • But not infrequently his business clients would drag in private problems that had a tendency to create unwelcome turmoil.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Few had survived the turmoils of the Elder Days; but when the Kings returned again over the Great Sea they had found the Bree-men still there, and they were still there now, when the memory of the old Kings had faded into the grass.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • All the while I studied and reacted, her face was perfectly composed, a carving of a goddess, showing nothing of the turmoil roiling inside me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Who, if this were death, would be roused again to all the struggles and turmoils of life; to all its cares for the present; its anxieties for the future; more than all, its weary recollections of the past!
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
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