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The tank battalion’s mutiny was put down; though some of the leaders escaped.
  open rebellion against authority — especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers
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mutiny mutinies mutinied
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  • The tank battalion’s mutiny was put down; though some of the leaders escaped.
  • The largest mutiny in modern military history occurred during the first world war when an estimated 40,000 French soldiers, probably wisely, ignored the command to advance on German troops entrenched in hilltop positions.
  • To resist him would be mutiny.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • He knew that meant their mutiny had been short-lived, all three of them subdued in less than a minute.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • Flint ready to mutiny.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "Have you ever heard the term ’white mutiny’?"
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Mutiny.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • They were angry with the Chinese crews, and on the third day, my father said that mutiny charges had been placed against them.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • The other day some of the men were actually talking mutiny.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • I became furious at their mutiny, swore, Yelled at the team, then stomped forward, grabbed Cookie by the back of her harness and half-pulled. half-threw her off to the right.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong

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  • Then I went around to every boy in the class, milked his rat, explained the physics of the maneuver, and how I was going to use it to break up fights, rebellions, or mutinies in the class.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • They came from a warrior tribe who had served the Arabs as slave-hunters in the region, and had later, with one or two nasty mutinies, served the colonial government as soldiers.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Thomas Hickey, you have been court-martialed and found guilty of the capital crimes of mutiny and sedition, of holding a treacherous correspondence with, and receiving pay from, the enemy for the most horrid and detestable purposes, and you have been sentenced to hang from the neck until dead.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • All the same, they have nothing to do with mutiny or lead-swinging.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It is mutiny—seizing the transport of one’s own army.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • These feelings are transitory; each day of expectation delayed fills them with fear, and I almost dread a mutiny caused by this despair.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Still, no sign of mutiny reappeared among the rest.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She watched the winds stir mutiny in the dust, whipping it into violent spirals that ripped through the courtyard.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Piper usually hated the smell of cooking meat, but her stomach rumbled like it wanted to mutiny.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • —God shall mend my soul, You’ll make a mutiny among my guests!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • In other words, you fear a mutiny.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • We will mutiny!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • _ said I. He answered _In their huts_; for they lay separate from us, Sir, since the last mutiny.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Snape seemed to be facing a constant, low level of mutiny from a hard core of students.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Pike, who had been trembling abjectly, took heart at this open mutiny, and sprang upon his overthrown leader.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • I briefly considered mutiny.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Even the crews of the torpedo-boats and destroyers that had brought their quick-firers up the Thames refused to stop, mutinied, and went down again.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • What are you up to inciting mutiny and insubordination?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The city, notwithstanding the incredible perseverance of its mayor, had attempted a sort of mutiny for a surrender; the mayor had hanged the mutineers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It doubled itself up the wrong way over Mrs. Pocket’s arm, exhibited a pair of knitted shoes and dimpled ankles to the company in lieu of its soft face, and was carried out in the highest state of mutiny.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting That would not let me sleep: methought I lay Worse than the mutinies in the bilboes.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • One slumped to the ground, more exhaustion than mutiny.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Rinaldi said that the French had mutinied and troops marched on Paris.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • If he’d liked to tell what he knew one of the men would have been strung up for mutiny on the high seas, and two of the girls for murder.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • If any town should engage in rebellion or mutiny, fall into violent factions, or refuse to pay the usual tribute, the king has two methods of reducing them to obedience.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Sir, he is rash, and very sudden in choler, and haply with his truncheon may strike at you: provoke him, that he may; for even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to mutiny, whose qualification shall come into no true taste again but by the displanting of Cassio.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • But when he tried to get up, his body mutinied against movement.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Go, let her, if she will, Appeal to Zeus the God of Kindred, for If thus I nurse rebellion in my house, Shall not I foster mutiny without?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • They jibbed, ran away, sneaked off with their loads in the night—quite a mutiny.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Here, quite confounded with this mutiny.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • You glowed in the cool moonlight last night, when you mutinied against fate, and claimed your rank as my equal.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Elinor, Angela, and the twins had tired of both the photo shoot and Mallory’s bossiness and were on the verge of some sort of fashion mutiny, the house was a wreck, and Owen’s mom-apparently a bit of a neat freak-was due home at any moment.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • It always broke at least once each day, causing a minor mutiny.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • I’m unwilling to say that there was mutiny on board, but after a reasonable period of intransigence, Commander Farragut, like Christopher Columbus before him, asked for a grace period of just three days more.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The greater part of these privileges, it may be noted in passing, and there were some even better than the above, had been extorted from the kings by revolts and mutinies.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • They have been forced to quell the mutinies with automatic rifle and machine-gun fire.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Why, it’s a regular mutiny, with barricades!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Mr. President, most mutinies are led by officers, not enlisted men.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • You had better tell us at once, that that fellow Slackbridge is not in the town, stirring up the people to mutiny; and that he is not a regular qualified leader of the people: that is, a most confounded scoundrel.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Emma and Henry had faced a small mutiny earlier that morning, complete with tears and screams, because their kids couldn’t understand why they weren’t invited.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
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