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fracas

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Definition noisy quarrel
  • No cause was cited for the fracas.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • FEATHERS FLY AT FEMINIST FRACAS, says the paper.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Two or three people who were not there during the fracas poked their heads in at the door to sympathize but that made Mrs. Turner madder.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Lourdes taunted the journalists who questioned her last year about the opening-day fracas at the second Yankee Doodle Bakery.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • From the right came the noise of a terrific fracas.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • And at the beginning of the whole fracas I said—I've said right along—that we ought to have entered the war the minute Germany invaded Belgium.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Then a burly man came through the door, still scowling from the fracas.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • According to what Roy Lee heard from his mother, the fence-line telegraph had already gleefully dissected Mom and Dad's fracas at the man-hoist.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We could do pushups all night long and there was a healthy, vigorous glow to our group, an essential vitality as we prepared ourselves for the fracas.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Come here you two and settle this fracas.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • And throughout all this legal fracas, which went on for years, Welty grew to be terribly disturbed by how the baby was shunted off and neglected.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But usually a couple of the flock gets spotted in the fracas, then it's their turn.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Perhaps we have glimpsed her in the fracas before the police am e in.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • They started a fracas.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Of course, anything would look good after Skid Row, where there is no green, no horizon, nothing but that daily fracas and the inescapable stench of aimless despair.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • And it may be hard to believe, but the next hour was consumed by the inexhaustible intellectual fracas that grew out of Herr Settembrini's harmless, though flamboyant remarks.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • A loud and violent fracas took place between the infantry Colonel and his lady, who were dining at the Cafe de Paris, and Colonel and Mrs. Crawley; who were also taking their meal there.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • One of the last times Jackie Kennedy saw her husband's face was that afternoon at Parkland Hospital, just before the quiet reverence of Trauma One was turned into an unsightly fracas between Secret Service agents and Dallas police.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • After the noise subsided above, I saw that it was past noon and at the same time realized that both the fornication and the fracas had in some urgent, vicarious way made me incredibly hungry, as if I had actually partaken in whatever had taken place up there.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Once upon a peculiar time, long before there were towers or steeples or any tall buildings at all in the city of London, there was a flock of pigeons who got it into their minds that they wanted a nice, high place to roost, above the bustle and fracas of human society.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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