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Definition a state of disorder, confusion, or untidiness
  • When she lost her job, it threw their lives into disarray.
disarray = a state of disorder
  • Her clothes were in disarray.
  • disarray = disorder (not worn neatly)
  • They fled the disarray in the Palestinian territories.
  • disarray = disorder
  • 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
  • I am Colonel Bose's son, and not only are you rude but your uniforms are in disarray.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • disarray = in a state of disorder or untidiness
  • It was such disarray, no one knew who to attack or defend, and people slipped through holes in the lines .... it was terrifying.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • disarray = disorderly confusion
  • It was a whole new idea to her that people could live in such disarray, but at the same time she was charmed.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • disarray = a messy way
  • I stumbled to my feet and saw the Hab in disarray.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • disarray = a messy state of disorder
  • 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
  • disarray = state of disorder
  • She stares at her feet, where my pictures lie in disarray.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • disarray = a state of disorder
  • 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
  • By the Indian's side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • disarray = disorderly mixture
  • He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • disarray = disordered mess
  • Number four: my movie stars are in a terrible disarray and are dying to be straightened out, but since it'll take several days to do that and Professor Anne is, as she's already said, up to her ears in work, they'll have to put up with the chaos a while longer.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • disarray = a state of disorder
  • 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

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