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The virus wreaked (caused) havoc in our computer system.
  widespread destruction, disruption, or disorder
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  • The virus wreaked (caused) havoc in our computer system.
  • The storm played (caused) havoc with our vacation plans.
  • The havoc in international trade will ripple through the economy.
  • You don’t need too many committed to martyrdom to wreak havoc.
    Tom Ridge

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  • Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem...
    Acts 9:21 (NIV)
  • Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
    Mark Twain  --  Tom Sawyer
  • See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;
    Isaiah 54:16 (NIV)
  • He has now and then been a sad flirt, and cared very little for the havoc he might be making in young ladies’ affections.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
    Acts 8:3 (NKJV)
  • The infection spread into the town of Boston, and made much havoc there.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Grandfather’s Chair

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  • Cry, "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war.
    Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Blackcliff is pure havoc, worse than I could have imagined.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He turns off the engine, letting the blades slow, so he can hear the wonderful sounds of havoc….
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Wreaks havoc on my complexion.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Fazlullah’s group was not the only one causing havoc.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Trappers cannot bear them, for wolves not only compete for caribou but can wreak havoc with a trapline, springing the light traps used for foxes without getting caught themselves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • They coaxed the sleeper to the bar and my father managed to remember all the Cambridge names, recalling even the exploits of the notorious Sharron K——, who caused havoc with the population of three colleges.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "My Queen," said the dark-haired woman, "refers to your so-called blue fever that has wreaked such havoc on your citizens.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "You have committed the following crimes," he continued: "having a dog with an unauthorized alarm, sowing confusion, upsetting the applecart, wreaking havoc, and mincing words."
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • We stopped eventually (even though it really infuriated Slim and Hawkeye) because it was terribly hot and you couldn’t see where you were going and it played havoc with your hair.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Had a typhoon swept through the Pink Palace, there could not have been a more horrendous effect of havoc and shambles.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My eyes reverted, fast, and strayed over the havoc until I saw it again, about fifteen feet away, half buried in a pile of trash: just a hint of a label, familiar shade of cold-case blue.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It wrecked havoc on my insides.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And he and his men had been wreaking havoc on U.S. troops, blowing stuff up all over the place.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • As for Liesel’s other activities, she was still causing havoc with Rudy Steiner.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Peeves was the school poltergeist, a grinning, airborne menace who lived to cause havoc and distress.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He was preparing his speech for the next day, flipping through a havoc of handwritten pages, making notes here and there with a pencil.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Fifty years ago a series of great fires took place, which made terrible havoc on five separate occasions.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The havoc that months had previously wrought was now emulated by the inroads of hours.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I didn’t yet appreciate its terrible finality or the havoc it could wreak on those who’d entrusted the deceased with their hearts.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Wreaked havoc and mayhem.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The additional electronic security in this chamber always wrought havoc with the guards’ communications.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The musketry sounded in long irregular surges that played havoc with his ears.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Crazy Tom brought his two surviving fighters in through the gap and caused havoc with the enemy, and though his ships and Shen’s as well were finally destroyed, Fly Molo was able to mop up and complete the victory.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • No, no, but the sudden disappearance of a major supply wrought havoc in the entire oil market.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Sneak around shielded, reclaim some fairy weaponry, then cause havoc until Fowl was forced to release her.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Kicking at the sand at Bower’s Point, Marcus knew he should be enjoying the havoc he’d wreaked the previous evening.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Wonderlanders eager for havoc ran through the streets, breaking windows and anything that could even remotely serve as a reflective surface.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home, when upon speaking a whale-ship, her people were reliably apprised of the existence of Moby Dick, and the havoc he had made.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This quarry cries on havoc.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • But keep your property, and rule your house, and let no man, against your will, make havoc of your possessions, while there’s life on Ithaka.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She felt sometimes that their memories wreaked havoc with their grieving, for despite the heroism that marked their ordeal, their reminiscences were not always rosy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The story Jeb had told me about one of their captives–the man who had simply collapsed, leaving no external evidence on the outside of the havoc wreaked inside his skull–haunted my thoughts.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Stay here with the rest of the soldiers and use the ballistae to wreak what havoc you can, keep theDragon Wing from being boarded, and guard our families with your lives.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He awoke, roused himself up, shook himself and stretched his lazy limbs, and seeing the havoc the pigs had made with his stores he cursed the drove, and more besides.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Kaheleha took his spirit army and wreaked havoc on the intruders.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • "Nonsense," said Diana, whose black eyes and glossy tresses had played such havoc with the hearts of Avonlea schoolboys that her name figured on the porch walls in half a dozen take-notices.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Mack shrugged, donned his gloves, and began raking into piles the havoc she was wreaking.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • She looked through the ill-fitting drawers, at the mismatched spoons and knives, the colander and chipped, wooden spatulas, these would-be instruments of her new daily life, all of it reminding her of the havoc that had struck her life, making her feel uprooted, displaced, like an intruder on someone else’s life.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
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