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disarray
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Definition a state of disorder, confusion, or untidiness
  • When she lost her job, it threw their lives into disarray.
  • his face unshaven, his clothes in disarray
  • the disarray in the Palestinian territories
  • It had been represented to them that the disarray into which society had been thrown by this deplorable affair made their presence in town more necessary than ever.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • But when I went up to my room, I found my jewelry box in disarray, and rushed back down just in time to see Chiyo handing something over to the man.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • disarray = with things out-of-place
  • She didn't look eager to stop what she was doing, but she left her trunk in disarray and came out into the hallway with me.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • When she did come back the following day, she smelled as if she had been sick to her stomach, and her hair was in disarray.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The room was in terrible disarray, because Hatsumomo had put things everywhere in her efforts at moving.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I looked around the floor at the piles of underclothing, bottles of perfume, and all the other things she'd scattered in disarray.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Everything about him was in disarray, not only his gray hair, but his kimono, which looked as if he'd slept in it the night before.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • But just as we slipped into our shoes, another young girl our age came rushing across the garden with her hair in disarray.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • None of the women left their quilt patches in disarray to run to the house.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • CHAPTER 56 The disarray of the queendom didn't lend itself to pomp and circumstance, so Alyss kept her coronation ceremony short and to the point.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Maybe the universe was in disarray before, but now it's back in alignment.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The whole of Brandon C thrown into disarray by Janice and Martin Webster.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Nearly everything that he'd ever loved was gone now, or in disarray.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • On the chairs in disarray, among those fading flowers, beneath those extinct lights, people have thought of joy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The arbor was vacant, and its floor, table, and circular bench were still damp, and bestrewn with twigs and the disarray of the past storm.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The skeletons crumpled into a disarray of bones.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Bella remembered that her face was covered in soot, her hair was in total disarray, her shirtwaist was stained ash gray.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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