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Amid all sorts of bedlam the teacher continued taking attendance.
  a state of extreme confusion and disorder
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  • Amid all sorts of bedlam the teacher continued taking attendance.
  • bedlam erupted
  • It was bedlam on the other side.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • Cain says nothing of the bedlam in my mind.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • JUNE 30—What was perhaps the most drama-packed and best-attended political meeting ever held in Nevada broke up in a scene of bedlam last night at War Memorial hall after the audience had listened to Sen.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • We come to inspect your school, Mistress Wood, and we find bedlam.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Within minutes there were racecourses and grandstands, side shows and refreshment booths, gaming fields, Ferris wheels, banners, bunting, and bedlam, almost without pause.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • And from time to time paid his visits to Bedlam.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But on Wednesday, when they arrived at the turnoff to KAEC, it was bedlam.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Beyond the confines of my room, there was absolute bedlam; stuff was hurled all over the place in room after room.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • The room was boiling irrepressibly into bedlam.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Actually, I’ve never known such bedlam.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Cry after cry, and answering cries, were turning the silence into a bedlam.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • They quarrelled and bickered more than ever among themselves, till at times the camp was a howling bedlam.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • But soon remembering this happy change, the joy of which whirled his blood about faster than the vessels could convey it, he became so feverish, as made him more fit for bedlam than any other place.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • A minute or so later there was the crash on the bridge and the bedlam that followed upset all our plans for the day.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It was an awe-inspiring spectacle to sit in a tree and see giant waves charging the island, seemingly preparing to ride up the ridge and unleash bedlam and chaos—only to see each one melt away as if it had come upon quicksand.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong Vietnam was full of strange stories, some improbable, some well beyond that, but the stories that will last forever are those that swirl back and forth across the border between trivia and bedlam, the mad and the mundane.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • It’s been bedlam! I thought we’d seen the worst when we bought two hundred copies of the Invisible Book of Invisibility —cost a fortune, and we never found them….
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • "My God," Brother Eugene cried as he entered the classroom and beheld the bedlam.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • His arrival was always amid a bedlam of hounds barking and small black children shouting as they raced to meet him, quarreling for the privilege of holding his horse and squirming and grinning under his good-natured insults.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Then bedlam broke loose.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • All out bedlam had broken across the lot.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • And once I’ve done that they can bringall Beale street and all bedlam in here and two of them can sleepin mybed and another one can have my place at the table too.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • He would be Death, or Death ’s errand-runner, a hollow-eyed technician from the plague era, from the era of inquisitions, endless wars, of bedlams and leprosariums.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Soon the bedlam was deafening.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • In the abrupt bedlam, I could hear more than one person shouting my name.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • A woman’s scream rose above the bedlam and suddenly a lovely, dark-haired girl was in Walter Mitty’s arms.
    James Thurber  --  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Leave it to that Dago to keep order and it’s like bedlam in a cathouse, singing and everything.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Margaret Kochamma’s tiny, ordered life relinquished itself to this truly baroque bedlam with the quiet gasp of a warm body entering a chilly sea.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The west wing boarding terminal at National Transport was always bedlam.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • In the newsroom one level down, it would be bedlam.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • The street was as busy as a beehive and as noisy as a bedlam.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • The scene outside North Carolina University Hospital was already media bedlam.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The dull bedlam dying in the distance.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • What a bedlam! A fate to befall one’s enemies!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Russ knows he ought to settle down and let the mike pick up the sound of the swelling bedlam around him.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • From that bedlam he had fled to the peace and quiet of the ancient capital to write the book he had in mind.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In the middle of all the bedlam, Jenny actually turned and called over her shoulder, "Be right back, boys!"
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • As might be expected, throwing open the doors of any school to every freshman in Chicago threatened to create bedlam.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Emily ate leaning against the counter like me—avoiding the bedlam at the table—and watched them with affectionate eyes.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • It’s bedlam down there.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • To find not only that this bedlam of color was true but that the pictures were pale and inaccurate translations, was to me startling.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Clutching the ring of keys, he dashed across the lawns toward the Manse, which was in a state of bedlam as panicked families and students streamed out the doors and hurried toward the Sanctuary.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • With officials looking everywhere for the killers, on streets filled with bonfires and spontaneous parades and hordes of drunken revelers, blending in to the bedlam should be as simple as staying calm.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • …and eddied; the empty upholstered seats, littered with all the evidences of sudden flight, such as packages, hand satchels, umbrellas, and wraps; the stout gentleman who had been reading my essay, encased in cork and canvas, the magazine still in his hand, and asking me with monotonous insistence if I thought there was any danger; the red-faced man, stumping gallantly around on his artificial legs and buckling life-preservers on all corners; and finally, the screaming bedlam of women.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • For, people then paid to see the play at the Old Bailey, just as they paid to see the play in Bedlam—only the former entertainment was much the dearer.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dirt and disorder, a perfect Bedlam…. hm…. yes….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Really, this table is getting to be more and more like Bedlam every day, with everybody talking at once.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The bedlam in the street rose higher" more men climbed through trapdoors to the roof.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
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