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  • 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.   (source)
    disarray = disorderly mixture
  • Around him were numerous computers in various states of disarray.†   (source)
  • They divided into factions that sought to eradicate those qualities they believed responsible for the world's disarray.†   (source)
  • Alicia, Angelina, and Katie had all kissed Harry; Fred had him in a grip so tight Harry felt as though his head would come off In complete disarray, the team managed to make its way back to the ground.†   (source)
  • She jerked her thumb toward the lower bunk, where Sticky's covers and pillows were in lumpy disarray.†   (source)
  • She usually let Peter's room stand in utter pigsty disarray, but as she passed by that morning, she noticed his laundry bin.†   (source)
  • Lapses and failures could carelessly accrue over several days: a broom improperly stowed, a blanket folded with its label facing up, a starched collar in infinitesimal disarray, the bed castors not lined up and pointing inward, walking back down the ward empty-handed—all silently noted, until capacity was reached and then, if you had not read the signs, the wrath would come down as a shock.†   (source)
  • But we were young—all of us were now thirteen, except for Kanei, who was three years older—and our emotions were in disarray.†   (source)
  • They've been vulturized, they're scattered here and there, small and large bones mingled and in disarray, like a giant jigsaw puzzle.†   (source)
  • Cheerfully, she looked out into the disarray and confusion of the living room, at my dad throwing out her papers and art supplies and boxing up her books for Goodwill, a scene she probably never dreamed of, or at least I hope she didn't.†   (source)
  • Not in the disarray of rumpled sheets, nor the untidiness of a kicked-off shoe or a wet towel hung over the back of a chair.†   (source)
  • "I waited to do something because, I mean, she's obviously not with a friend," I said, pointing at the disarray in the living room.†   (source)
  • Alice — her short, inky hair in a halo of spiky disarray around her exquisite, elfin face — was suddenly standing behind his shoulder.†   (source)
  • They will throw the world into disarray.†   (source)
  • It's in a state of disarray, covers thrown aside on the bed, clutter atop the dresser.†   (source)
  • A thin stick of a man, he was bare-chested under the blanket, his hair in wild disarray, his eyes round and wide.†   (source)
  • But on that particular day everything felt in disarray.†   (source)
  • The wrapping paper had been torn open and carelessly retied, but even through the disarray I could spot Nollie's loving touch.†   (source)
  • The skeletons crumpled into a disarray of bones.†   (source)
  • The looped matrix at the edge of her doily, wonderfully intricate yet at the same time as precise and even, suddenly fell in disarray.†   (source)
  • With his voice striking the perfect sober note, Holmes apologized for the disarray and explained that Julia's sister had fallen gravely ill and Julia and her daughter had left at once for the train station.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she would get up to have lunch at three in the morning, sleep all day long, and she spent several months with her timetable all in disarray until some casual incident would bring her back into the order of things.†   (source)
  • On one of these occasions she was found dead drunk, with her clothes in disarray, in the back seat of a car parked at Söder Mälarstrand.†   (source)
  • Bella remembered that her face was covered in soot, her hair was in total disarray, her shirtwaist was stained ash gray.†   (source)
  • Each wore black shirts, but their jeans were in different states of disarray.†   (source)
  • It was Mapes, the Fremen housekeeper, her hair tumbled around her face, clothing disarrayed.†   (source)
  • I could picture the argument: Mandy's freckles standing out sharper than usual, her frizzy gray hair in disarray, and her double chin shaking with anger; Mother still and intense, her brown curls damp from labor, the laughter gone from her eyes.†   (source)
  • The force of their blows created gusts of wind that whipped their hair into tangled disarray.†   (source)
  • The death of Nana, who despite her age was in charge of the big house on the corner when the owners were away, sent the remaining servants into disarray.†   (source)
  • His small office behind the Belmont store, however, is in an advanced state of disarray, crammed with stacks of sagging banker's boxes.†   (source)
  • The warders even complained about the disarray, but never bothered to investigate.†   (source)
  • Blond hair in gentle disarray, blue eyes looking at her out of a world of clean comfort.†   (source)
  • While the rest of the house was constantly dusty and in disarray, Cora's side of our shared room was neat as a pin, everything folded and in its place.†   (source)
  • Maybe the universe was in disarray before, but now it's back in alignment.†   (source)
  • I met her one day looking distressed, her clothes in disarray.†   (source)
  • The razor-sharp creases of his suit pants and his polished shoes give the slim, bespectacled scholar an outward look of complete organization, which conflicts with his internal feelings of utter disarray.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the Hat Creek outfit was in disarray, the wagon and the remuda still fleeing south, half the hands thrown and the other half fighting their horses.†   (source)
  • It was Alec, soberly dressed in a long, dark blue jacket, his black hair in disarray.†   (source)
  • She's retiring in a few days after nearly three decades at Ballou, having seen the school slowly deteriorate from, a clean, promising place: to its current disarray.†   (source)
  • As she fumbled through her closet for a pair of matching shoes amidst the disarray, she happened upon her Bible—the one book she'd brought with her from home.†   (source)
  • This is what I long for, the breach of peace, the days of disarray when I walked real streets and did things slap-bang and felt angry and ready all the time, a danger to others and a distant mystery to myself.†   (source)
  • Jenks's escape had thrown all of my speculations into disarray.†   (source)
  • The Commandant probably won't even notice if I'm five seconds late, but she will notice if the tray is in disarray.†   (source)
  • Tonight I am a man of wit, warmth, and charming disarray.†   (source)
  • Our enemies are in disarray.†   (source)
  • The rest flee in disarray.†   (source)
  • The whole of Brandon C thrown into disarray by Janice and Martin Webster.†   (source)
  • Despite the malicious attacks on him, the furor over the Alien and Sedition Acts, unpopular taxes, betrayals by his own cabinet, the disarray of the Federalists, and the final treachery of Hamilton, he had, in fact, come very close to winning in the electoral count.†   (source)
  • The field was in disarray behind him, dropping back in an undulating mass.†   (source)
  • Now she sat on the bed, her dress disarrayed, her hair tumbled, her eyes clouded.†   (source)
  • Pushing over the first domino takes almost no effort, but when it falls it knocks down the next and the next and the next until before long there is nothing left but a pile of toys in complete disarray.†   (source)
  • Five bloodied corpses were in spastic disarray, one specifically, shockingly, the focus of the manager's horrified interest.†   (source)
  • Everything seems to have fallen into disarray.†   (source)
  • Her hair was in disarray and damp with sweat, and on her left cheek was a smudge of dirt.†   (source)
  • About the whole place there was the sense of a dwindling, the feeling you get when you enter a house people are moving out of, an alarming spareness and disarray that almost seems to be the cause of the leaving, when of course it's just the result.†   (source)
  • Alan saw it as a message: in death, you can hope for dignity but should expect disarray.†   (source)
  • Her hair was in disarray and she patted it tentatively with just the tips of her fingers, keeping her back to him, as if she were getting ready for him.†   (source)
  • I hunted for that look; I saw it often, disarrayed and fragmentary and furious, and I approached every boy who invited me in.†   (source)
  • The girls looked in similar states of disarray as they were pulled to their feet by their escorts.†   (source)
  • PLAYER: Lucianus, nephew to the king ...usurped by his uncle and shattered by his mother's incestuous marriage ...loses his reason ...throwing the court into turmoil and disarray as he alternates between bitter melancholy and unrestricted lunacy ...staggering from the suicidal (a pose) to the homicidal (here he kills "POLONIUS") ...he at last confronts his mother and in a scene of provocative ambiguity-(a somewhat oedipal embrace) begs her to repent and recant (He springs up, still talking.)†   (source)
  • Here ANNIE in her smoked glasses and disarrayed by travel is waiting with her suitcase, while JAMES walks to meet her; she has a battered paper-bound book, which is a Perkins report, under her arm.†   (source)
  • Visions of Sophie's pathetic and disheveled agony, her total disarray, kept flashing on and off in my mind, causing my stomach to heave.†   (source)
  • Black upon brown, his mustaches glistened in moist disarray and his hair was a black wing upon his back.†   (source)
  • She was disarrayed.†   (source)
  • Sorting the mail from Massachusetts which lay in disarray on his desk, John Quincy Adams found his eye caught by an unfamiliar handwriting, on an envelope with no return address.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    disarray = a state of disorder, confusion, or untidiness
  • The room was in terrible disarray, because Hatsumomo had put things everywhere in her efforts at moving.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • But just as we slipped into our shoes, another young girl our age came rushing across the garden with her hair in disarray.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • I looked around the floor at the piles of underclothing, bottles of perfume, and all the other things she'd scattered in disarray.   (source)
  • I patted his hair, trying to smooth the wild disarray.†   (source)
  • The inside of his head seemed to be in complete disarray, as though his brain had been ransacked.†   (source)
  • She had on a blue smock, her hair in disarray and bags beneath her eyes.†   (source)
  • After a moment, Fela opened the door, her long hair in wild disarray.†   (source)
  • The half-bloods will be in such disarray they will not be able to defend themselves.†   (source)
  • His burseg helmet had been lost and the red hair stood out in disarray.†   (source)
  • People looked around, dazed, their hair tousled and clothes in disarray.†   (source)
  • Behind the gallows, tents and cookfires spread out in ragged disarray.†   (source)
  • Nearly everything that he'd ever loved was gone now, or in disarray.†   (source)
  • None of the women left their quilt patches in disarray to run to the house.†   (source)
  • He doesn't mind the disarray, why should anyone else?†   (source)
  • And so she received him with renewed affection in the disarray of her solitude.†   (source)
  • "Charming disarray," said Connor, shooting his cuffs.†   (source)
  • He flung open the door, and hauled me into the room, which was in disarray, just as Nancy had left it, for I hadn't tidied the room, there being no need and indeed no time to do so.†   (source)
  • Kronos's army will be in disarray.†   (source)
  • Every week, news comes of more deaths, more disappearances, more torturing ....the Ministry of Magic's in disarray, they don't know what to do, they're trying to keep everything hidden from the Muggles, but meanwhile, Muggles are dying too.†   (source)
  • There was disarray in the fairgrounds, but not next door on the fifteen acres of ground leased by Buffalo Bill for his show, which now bore the official title "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World."†   (source)
  • Mike had changed over the summer—his face had lost some of the roundness, making his cheekbones more prominent, and he was wearing his pale blond hair a new way; instead of bristly, it was longer and gelled into a carefully casual disarray.†   (source)
  • The herbalist was wearing a red nightgown, her curly hair was in disarray, and in each hand she wielded a wool comb.†   (source)
  • Lee's army is in total disarray.†   (source)
  • By that time, however, Dr. Urbino was not concerned with proclaiming victory, nor was he moved to persevere in his social mission, for at that moment one of his wings was broken, he was distracted and in disarray and ready to forget everything else in life, because he had been struck by the lightning of his love for Fermina Daza.†   (source)
  • In front of her stood two familiar figures: Aline Penhallow, dressed in gear, and beside her Helen Blackthorn, her curly hair in disarray.†   (source)
  • Even as he watched, they staggered upright, blood dripping from their ears and gaping mouths, their beards singed and in disarray.†   (source)
  • She was no longer the person who worried him about galoshes and colds and food, who stood in the way of most of the little pleasures he could take at home because they all involved some form of dirt, noise, or disarray.†   (source)
  • If his brothers were to catch them in such disarray, many of them would pay for that freedom with their life's blood.†   (source)
  • It was one thing for him to see me catering, when, even if I was in disarray, at least I wasn't alone.†   (source)
  • Relying on his speed and the skill of the archers for protection, Roran skirted the soldiers, who were flailing in disarray, until he came upon the site of Edric's disastrous charge.†   (source)
  • A crowd had gathered below the scaffold, including a dozen camp followers in various states of disarray.†   (source)
  • The few notes of life in this wing come from the bulb-lettered signs of the Dollar Store, which is always in disarray and crowded with children, and the floor-to-ceiling display of the T-shirt and baseball cap seller, and the windows of the fish and pet shop, where dirty puppies climb and tumble over one another to scratch at the thick glass.†   (source)
  • She would see his yellowing teeth, his fillings, his many scars, his ragged flesh, a patchwork of a life of disarray and carelessness.†   (source)
  • She will be in mourning, her hair in disarray and her eyes red from crying, her mouth trembling as she tries to speak.†   (source)
  • Three years later, another National Academy of Sciences panel warned that the nation's public health infrastructure was in serious disarray, limiting its ability to track or prevent the spread of newly emerging pathogens.†   (source)
  • The "secesh" community—those southern secessionist sympathizers living a secret life in the nation's capital—is in disarray.†   (source)
  • They'd all survived a hellish week and he'd gone dragging through four club dates coast to coast in a state of graduated disarray and now it was over and he was safe and he was appearing in concert and he should have been standing here chanting Were not gonna die We're not gonna die We're not gonna die, leading them in a chant, a mantra that was joyful and mock joyful at the same time because this is New York, New York and we want it both ways.†   (source)
  • Robett Glover leads the survivors back toward Harrenhal in bloody disarray, little dreaming he will find valiant Ser Gregor and his stalwarts athwart his path.†   (source)
  • A creeping disarray in Barbara's life back home conspired against her plan to bake sweet potato pies for Cedric.†   (source)
  • By the time they had gotten him into the tower and out of his clothes, the other women were flushed, with laces unlaced, kirtles crooked, and skirts in disarray.†   (source)
  • The room was in its usual disarray: papers, books, magazines, and games littered the desks and tables and spilled over onto the floor.†   (source)
  • Despite the long train ride up from the depths of the Tidewater my father was in a splendid mood, which helped me take my mind off my spiritual disarray, at least fitfully.†   (source)
  • The old niece of Wieniawski had fallen into a comalike stupor, the Polonaise in crumpled disarray, rivulets of drool flowing from the corners of her lips.†   (source)
  • For that morning I had encountered Sophie upstairs at the Pink Palace, standing alone amid the disarray of that room I thought she had abandoned forever.†   (source)
  • He was wearing gray pajamas and his brown hair was disarrayed as if he'd just woken up.†   (source)
  • The upright typewriter now stands on the drop-leaf table, along with a wild disarray of manuscripts.†   (source)
  • In this disarray, he walked out on to Kyo Bridge, beside which his hospital had stood.†   (source)
  • Rosemary smoothed the brief expressive disarray of her hair.†   (source)
  • For a few seconds she lay in her helpless attitude and disarray.†   (source)
  • Each time he had any small break from the day's work he considered, without knowing exactly what he had in mind, that Mrs. Grubach's flat seemed to have been put into great disarray by the events of that morning, and that it was up to him to put it back into order.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A tall young girl in a green sweater, her hair in untidy disarray and with doltish, half-closed eyes, brushed past Hans Castorp, so close that she almost touched him with her arm.†   (source)
  • And then he bade them get the fire lit, and stalked out upon his crutch, with his hand on my shoulder, leaving them in a disarray, and silenced by his volubility rather than convinced.†   (source)
  • He had come on her that morning in a moment of disarray; her face had been pale and altered, and the diminution of her beauty had lent her a poignant charm.†   (source)
  • They were marked by precision, mathematical straightness, smoothness, exactitude: there in the old walls were the broken lines of the original idea; jagged curves, disdain of precision, irregularity, disarray.†   (source)
  • Freddy Malins, who was nearing the climax of his story, waved the offer aside impatiently but Mr. Browne, having first called Freddy Malins' attention to a disarray in his dress, filled out and handed him a full glass of lemonade.†   (source)
  • The loneliness and emptiness of those short streets (consisting, almost entirely, of low-roofed houses, self-contained but not detached, their monotony interrupted here and there by the dark intrusion of some sinister little shop, at once an historical document and a sordid survival from the days when the district was still one of ill repute), the snow which had lain on the garden-beds or clung to the branches of the trees, the careless disarray of the season, the assertion, in this man-made city, of a state of nature, had all combined to add an element of mystery to the warmth, the flowers, the luxury which he had found inside.†   (source)
  • His room was an attic and as he thrust his head out, up and down the street there were a dozen echoes to the noise of his window sash, and heads in every kind of night disarray appeared.†   (source)
  • But for some disarray (the work, perhaps, of the birds that had fed upon him or of the slow-growing creeper that had gradually enveloped his remains) the man lay perfectly straight—his feet pointing in one direction, his hands, raised above his head like a diver's, pointing directly in the opposite.†   (source)
  • This young and beautiful girl given over in disarray to the ardent young man, made melted lead flow in his-veins; his eyes darted with sensual jealousy beneath all those loosened pins.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • On the chairs in disarray, among those fading flowers, beneath those extinct lights, people have thought of joy.†   (source)
  • Still, when she learned he was coming to Rome she felt all afraid; it would be more disagreeable for him than for any one else to make out—since he WOULD make it out, as over a falsified balance-sheet or something of that sort—the intimate disarray of her affairs.†   (source)
  • We shall not try to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.†   (source)
  • The soldiers, for all their irritation, fell to laughing at the man's disarray.†   (source)
  • It was half-empty and the clothes were disarrayed and tumbled.†   (source)
  • Fresh, clean-uniformed policemen from another town were in charge, and a crowd of dirty and disarrayed citizens crowded around them, mostly asking after lost relatives.†   (source)
  • And now it was like riding, to be rushing up Whitehall; and to each movement of the omnibus the beautiful body in the fawn-coloured coat responded freely like a rider, like the figure-head of a ship, for the breeze slightly disarrayed her; the heat gave her cheeks the pallor of white painted wood; and her fine eyes, having no eyes to meet, gazed ahead, blank, bright, with the staring incredible innocence of sculpture.†   (source)
  • A lock of dark hair came loose and fell across his forehead in rakish disarray.†   (source)
  • He Heaven of Heavens and all the Powers therein
    By thee created; and by thee threw down
    The aspiring Dominations: Thou that day
    Thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not spare,
    Nor stop thy flaming chariot-wheels, that shook
    Heaven's everlasting frame, while o'er the necks
    Thou drovest of warring Angels disarrayed.†   (source)
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