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The fiddlers begin a swift, tempestuous tune, and Keenan takes my hip in one hand and my fingers in the other.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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tempestuous tempestuously
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  • The fiddlers begin a swift, tempestuous tune, and Keenan takes my hip in one hand and my fingers in the other.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "What about Jacqueline Du Pre?" she’d always asked, referring to her own idol, a talented and tempestuous cellist who’d been stricken with multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-eight and died about fifteen years later.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She was nervous about what her husband would do when she got out—he was in the DR, and they had what sounded like a tempestuous and tortured relationship.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I was grateful for the way she’d listened to me and tried to ease my mind after my tempestuous outburst.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire

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  • A shadow fronted him tempestuously.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Though Alec had never seen the occupants of the first-floor loft, they seemed to be engaged in a tempestuous romance.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I have only one other incident to record upon this tempestuous and melancholy day.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Phileas Fogg gazed at the tempestuous sea, which seemed to be struggling especially to delay him, with his habitual tranquillity.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The heat of the summer is equally moderate; and there is not much thunder, or tempestuous weather of any sort.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Next appeared a dark-complexioned, black-eyed, black-haired young lady, who paused an impressive moment, assumed a tragic expression, and began to read in a measured, solemn tone: "A VISION "Dark and tempestuous was night.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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  • At the moment, the tempestuous quarrels have subsided; only Dussel and the van Daans are still at loggerheads.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • But it will calm the swell and heaving of thy passion, like oil thrown on the waves of a tempestuous sea.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The air itself seemed to shimmer with the fabric of the tempestuous music.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul’s tossed craft.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • You Have to Remember It had been a tempestuous week, snared by emotions rubbing me so raw I hurt at night, alone in the dark.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I fail to understand what charms the elegant Mr. Wilkes can hold for a girl of your tempestuous nature.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It was, indeed, a tempestuous yet sternly beautiful night, and one wildly singular in its terror and its beauty.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • He saw overhead a black and tempestuous sky, across which the wind was driving clouds that occasionally suffered a twinkling star to appear; before him was the vast expanse of waters, sombre and terrible, whose waves foamed and roared as if before the approach of a storm.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • When Marilla came up for the light various skimpy articles of raiment scattered most untidily over the floor and a certain tempestuous appearance of the bed were the only indications of any presence save her own.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • One forlorn fragment of dollanity had belonged to Jo and, having led a tempestuous life, was left a wreck in the rag bag, from which dreary poorhouse it was rescued by Beth and taken to her refuge.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • SCENE: The sea, with a Ship; afterwards an Island THE TEMPEST ACT 1 SCENE 1 [On a ship at sea; a tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard] [Enter a SHIPMASTER and a BOATSWAIN severally] MASTER.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • How many magnificent projects of vengeance she conceives by the light of the flashes which her tempestuous passion casts over her mind against Mme. Bonacieux, against Buckingham, but above all against d’Artagnan—projects lost in the distance of the future.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I remembered his abject pleading, his abject threats, the colossal scale of his vile desires, the meanness, the torment, the tempestuous anguish of his soul.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • His absurdities grew more tempestuous, more abandoned, yet never lost their realism.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • The bell, furious, running riot, presented to the two walls of the tower alternately its brazen throat, whence escaped that tempestuous breath, which is audible leagues away.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But unpopularity is often a compliment—and Guenever, though she lived tempestuously and finally died in an unreconciled sort of way—she was not cut out for religion, as Lancelot was—was never insignificant.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • She saw from his face that he was getting into one of his tempestuous, self-harrowing moods.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • There the companions of his fall, o’erwhelmed With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, He soon discerns; and, weltering by his side, One next himself in power, and next in crime, Long after known in Palestine, and named Beelzebub.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Her desolation was pathetic as she sat with her tempestuous, proud, lovely head bowed, her shoulders sagging, her spirit melting.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She handled her subjects agreeably, and they were, perhaps, more worthy of attention than the high discourse upon Guelfs and Ghibellines which was proceeding tempestuously at the other end of the room.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • With a group of California scientists who dubbed themselves the "Traitorous Eight," after defecting from the laboratory of infamously tempestuous Nobel laureate William Shockley, he had invented a type of integrated circuit that paved the way for the silicon chip.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Being of a much more tempestuous kind than the former.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • No, it was just submissiveness—to the importunities, to the tempestuous forces that pushed that miserable fellow on to ruin.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • After all, there was the Marne — that classic line of defence where everything must come to a standstill, the way it does in the fermata of the second section of Chopin’s B minor scherzo, in a stormy tempo of quavers going on and on, more and more tempestuously, until the closing chord — at which point the Germans would retreat to their own border as vigorously as they had advanced; leading to the end of the war and an Allied victory.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • …call it, without drawing his feet out of the stirrups, and leaning upon his lance, as the knights-errant used to do; no one now, issuing from the wood, penetrates yonder mountains, and then treads the barren, lonely shore of the sea—mostly a tempestuous and stormy one—and finding on the beach a little bark without oars, sail, mast, or tackling of any kind, in the intrepidity of his heart flings himself into it and commits himself to the wrathful billows of the deep sea, that one moment…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The two black feathers on the dingy bonnet, which usually affected the attitude of two notes of interrogation, changed into two notes of exclamation; as for the bonnet itself, it swayed in menace on the old lady’s tempestuous chignon.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Thereafter, on dear, tempestuous February nights, the wind—breathing into my heart, which it shook no less violently than the chimney of my bedroom, the project of a visit to Balbec—blended in me the desire for gothic architecture with that for a storm upon the sea.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • At home, I grab Mom’s car to negotiate the icy streets across the South Hill to Sacred Heart, thinkingof those days long ago when I held onto Sarah Byrnes like the only life raft in truly tempestuous, treacherous seas.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • If in some cases a bit of a nautical Murat in setting forth his person ashore, the Handsome Sailor of the period in question evinced nothing of the dandified Billy-be-Damn, an amusing character all but extinct now, but occasionally to be encountered, and in a form yet more amusing than the original, at the tiller of the boats on the tempestuous Erie Canal or, more likely, vaporing in the groggeries along the tow-path.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • When he was not affectionately coercing people into buying things they did not need, he stood at the back of the store, glowing, abstracted, feeling masculine as he recalled the tempestuous surprises of love revealed by Vida.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • After searching for it uselessly in the taste of earth, in, the perfumed letters from Pietro Crespi, in the tempestuous bed of her husband, she had found peace in that house where memories materialized through the strength of implacable evocation and walked like human beings through the cloistered rooms, Leaning back in her wicker rocking chair, looking at Colonel Aureliano Buendia as if he were the one who looked like a ghost out of the past, Rebeca was not even upset by the news that…
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • This being, made only for happiness, and heretofore so miserably failing to be happy,—his tendencies so hideously thwarted, that, some unknown time ago, the delicate springs of his character, never morally or intellectually strong, had given way, and he was now imbecile,—this poor, forlorn voyager from the Islands of the Blest, in a frail bark, on a tempestuous sea, had been flung, by the last mountain-wave of his shipwreck, into a quiet harbor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It was a tempestuous kiss, and very sweet.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The close of Christmas Day, A.D. 1793, was tempestuous, but comparatively warm.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Either way, he had been made the victim of "tempestuous abuse."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Mrs. Worthington must pay for her disgrace, and her daughter is far too bold and tempestuous a creature.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The day was tempestuous.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Lydia Sessions had got her neophites safely launched, and they were making a more or less tempestuous progress across the floor.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • In the middle of the tempestuous ocean, groggy from lack of sleep, facing a terrible medical crisis, her world had become simplified.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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