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  • I couldn't hear her over the tumult.
  • Lina clutched the edge of the clock tower as if the tumult below might cause her to fall.   (source)
    tumult = noise and disorder
  • The teams walked onto the field to tumultuous applause.   (source)
    tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
  • Then these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs.   (source)
    tumult = noise from a disorderly event
  • Then an unmistakable voice rose above the tumult and there was immediate silence.   (source)
  • Then, amid tumultuous applause, out walked Gordie Howe, one of the legends of the game.   (source)
    tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
  • A tumult of conversation rose behind him.   (source)
    tumult = loud and disorderly
  • The upraised hand of Mr. Justice Wargrave calmed the tumult.   (source)
    tumult = noise and disorder
  • Tom talked incessantly, exulting and laughing, but his voice was as remote from Jordan and me as the foreign clamor on the sidewalk or the tumult of the elevated overhead.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly noise
  • the music swells tumultuously.   (source)
    tumultuously = in a loud, unrestrained manner
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  • Then came a ringing and knocking at the front door, that grew at last tumultuous,   (source)
    tumultuous = loud disorderly noise
  • The noise in this room was perfectly tumultuous, for there were more children there, than Scrooge in his agitated state of mind could count; and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves like one, but every child was conducting itself like forty.   (source)
    tumultuous = loud and disorderly
  • At a wave of my hand my deliverers hurried tumultuously away.   (source)
    tumultuously = in a noisy disorderly manner
  • Frankenstein, who was dozing, awoke and asked the cause of the tumult.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly noise
  • The astonishment of the ladies was just what he wished; that of Mrs. Bennet perhaps surpassing the rest; though, when the first tumult of joy was over, she began to declare that it was what she had expected all the while.   (source)
    tumult = noisy confusion
  • But before this quiet and final rite, the tumult increased tenfold.   (source)
    tumult = noise from a disorderly event
  • There was a tumult of complaint that it wasn't fair how Bernard and Alai had shot them all when they weren't ready.   (source)
    tumult = loud and disorderly
  • The chanting died down, giving place to a clamour; then it began again, and suddenly broke into a tumult.   (source)
    tumult = loud, confusing noise from an unrestrained crowd
  • The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back.   (source)
    tumultuous = loud and disorderly
  • Although they had but that moment left the school behind them, they were now in the busy thoroughfares of a city, where shadowy passengers passed and repassed; where shadowy carts and coaches battled for the way, and all the strife and tumult of a real city were.   (source)
    tumult = noise and disorder
  • When the sailors saw this and that their return to their native country was apparently assured, a shout of tumultuous joy broke from them, loud and long-continued.   (source)
    tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
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  • She's writing a book of Afghanistan's tumultuous history.
    tumultuous = turbulent (with confusion and disorder)
  • I was lucky to survive the tumultuous years of my youth.
  • Here the glacier spills abruptly over the edge of a high plateau, dropping seaward through a gap between two mountains in a phantasmagoria of shattered ice. As I stared at the tumult from a mile away, for the first time since leaving Colorado, I was truly afraid.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly situation
  • The physical fight between them is over, replaced by a raging tumult within Lale.   (source)
    tumult = state of confusion and disorder
  • Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (disorderly)
  • He discerned fright in that tumult.   (source)
    tumult = confusion and disorder
  • Here, things were obviously in a bit of a tumult.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly situation
  • He paused in the tumult, standing, looking beyond them and down the unfriendly side of the mountain to the great patch where they had found dead wood.   (source)
  • Yesterday was a very tumultuous day, and we're still all wound up.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • ...a juggernaut of thunder wheeled over the stony heavens in a spark-throwing tumult.   (source)
    tumult = a situation of noisy confusion & disorder
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  • But above all the noise and tumult of the crowd could be heard the merchants' voices loudly advertising their products.   (source)
    tumult = disturbance
  • A great cry went up from the people as they saw crashing, tumultuous waters fill the dark hole.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused or disordered)
  • Presently the tumult died down.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly situation
  • Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • She remains by the table, picks up a piece from the glass menagerie collection, and turns it in her hands to cover her tumult.   (source)
    tumult = turmoil (confusion)
  • He just managed to catch hold of Dori's legs, as Dori was borne off last of all; and they went together above the tumult and the burning, Bilbo swinging in the air with his arms nearly breaking.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly situation
  • His thoughts had rushed through his head so tumultuously that perhaps he hadn't got them down in order clearly and sanely.   (source)
    tumultuously = turbulently (with confusion and disorder)
  • The pity for Jonathan, the horror which he experienced, the whole fearful mystery of his diary, and the fear that has been brooding over me ever since, all came in a tumult.   (source)
    tumult = confusing event
  • I splashed through the tumultuous water,   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • And once Hester was seen embroidering a baby-garment with such a lavish richness of golden fancy as would have raised a public tumult had any infant thus apparelled, been shown to our sober-hued community.   (source)
    tumult = disturbance
  • They did not appear rich, but they were contented and happy; their feelings were serene and peaceful, while mine became every day more tumultuous.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused or disordered)
  • The tumult of her mind, was now painfully great.   (source)
    tumult = turbulence or disturbance
  • They had broken into tumult instead of action.   (source)
    tumult = confusion and disorder
  • The waiting backcloth jumped into tumultuous life and the meeting was stopped.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • Whenever one of these ancient men appeared in the crowd to dance unsteadily the funeral steps of the tribe, younger men gave way and the tumult subsided.   (source)
    tumult = confusion or disorder
  • ...and, coming round the corner to join the tumult, was promptly knocked off his feet into...   (source)
    tumult = confusion or disorder (often noisy)
  • The tumult of Elizabeth's mind was allayed by this conversation.   (source)
    tumult = turbulence or disturbance
  • A dusky tumult would flap its wings from one house to another.   (source)
    tumult = disturbance
  • If tenderness could be ever supposed wanting, good sense and good breeding supplied its place; and as to the little irritations sometimes introduced by aunt Norris, they were short, they were trifling, they were as a drop of water to the ocean, compared with the ceaseless tumult of her present abode.   (source)
    tumult = disorderly situation
  • At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured, and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness.   (source)
    tumult = great disturbance
  • She had not long to endure what arose from listening to language which his actions contradicted, or to bury the tumult of her feelings under the restraint of society; for general civilities soon called his notice from her, and the farewell visit, as it then became openly acknowledged, was a very short one.   (source)
    tumult = turmoil (great disturbance)
  • I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel.   (source)
    tumult = confusion from a disturbance
  • The evolutions of the parade; the tumult of the battle; the flourish of old heroic music, heard thirty years before—such scenes and sounds, perhaps, were all alive before his intellectual sense.   (source)
    tumult = great disturbance
  • …if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by silence, an inarticulate breath, and here and there a word to indicate that all is understood;   (source)
    tumult = disturbance
  • Its fair lakes reflect a blue and gentle sky, and when troubled by the winds, their tumult is but as the play of a lively infant when compared to the roarings of the giant ocean.   (source)
    tumult = turbulence (unpredictable and changing movements)
  • The crowd was in a tumult.   (source)
    tumult = confusion from a disturbance
  • The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (moving in unpredictable and varying ways)
  • Then ensued a murmur and half-hushed tumult, as if the auditors, released from the high spell that had transported them into the region of another's mind, were returning into themselves, with all their awe and wonder still heavy on them.   (source)
    tumult = disturbance
  • The moment that he did so, there came what seemed a tumultuous rush of new life, other life than his own pouring like a torrent into his heart, and hurrying through all his veins, as if the mother and the child were communicating their vital warmth to his half-torpid system.   (source)
    tumultuous = turbulent (fast and disordered)
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  • Strange to think that ladies in ruffles and bustles once strolled over this bridge and leaned on this filigreed railing, to take in the now-costly, soon-to-be-private view: the tumult of the water below, the picturesque limestone cliffs to the west, the factories alongside going full tilt fourteen hours a day, filled with subservient cap-tugging yokels and twinkling in the dusk like gas-lit gambling casinos.†   (source)
  • In the tumult, he knelt over her and pinned her arms.†   (source)
  • My mother learned what she knows about dating from Days of Our Lives, especially Hope and Bo's tumultuous relationship.†   (source)
  • The central CPU area was the most tumultuous, like gunpowder on fire.†   (source)
  • All three children were profoundly affected by their tumultuous home life.†   (source)
  • During the tumultuous events of the past few months, I'd forgotten I even had the damn thing.†   (source)
  • Dumbledore called happily as at last the tumult died down.†   (source)
  • At eleven o'clock, I looked up to see a pair of pale and shapely legs supporting a tumult of pink marabou surmounted by a picture hat.†   (source)
  • In this tumultuous time I grew ever closer to my brother Tsalig.†   (source)
  • Then that good, frightened boy would sit down—to tumultuous pandemonium: our classmates raising their voices for The Voice, bedsheets and more artful banners displaying his name in capital letters (of course), and the chanting that drowned out the headmaster's attempts to bring us to order.†   (source)
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  • The spontaneous celebration of the crowd was tumultuous.†   (source)
  • In the tumult of the kitchen, she cannot find a can opener, but she does find a paring knife in Madame Manec's knife drawer and the large coarse brick Madame used to prop open the fireplace grate.†   (source)
  • Their on-again/off-again rap career took place during the tumultuous months of the East Coast–West Coast rivalry of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, who spoke eloquently of a world turned upside down.†   (source)
  • There the banners and the wagons and the columns of knights and freeriders turned south, taking the tumult with them, while Tyrion turned north with Benjen Stark and his nephew.†   (source)
  • Kai's voice over the tumult in her ears made her realize that the pain was subsiding.†   (source)
  • White wings of tumult.†   (source)
  • Rich tapestries hung between the different levels, embroidered with heroic figures and tumultuous battle scenes.†   (source)
  • Behind that longed-for sound was another noise — an awful tumult that my mind shied away from.†   (source)
  • Beyond the exposition's eight-foot fence and its two tiers of barbed wire, there was tumult.†   (source)
  • I pressed my ear to it and listened but it was hard to make sense of the tumult outside.†   (source)
  • "This is the miracle of tongues," Rife shouts above the tumult.†   (source)
  • A spot that had for generations been at the center of tumult and loud commotion now was desolate and quiet, except for an occasional car driving past to a nearby industrial park.†   (source)
  • Once in a while, I'd wander in there andsit down to gaze at the panels, without saying a word; one of the few remaining "shrines" of that tumultuous period.†   (source)
  • I had always pictured her living a tumultuous, wayward life, hard years of bad luck—fits and starts, collapse, regret—and ill-advised, desperate love affairs.†   (source)
  • Behind her, so close to her ear that only she could hear it in the tumult, she heard his voice: "This is not the place for a crowned goddess."†   (source)
  • The tumult died slowly.†   (source)
  • But now, with the most tumultuous decade of the century between him and ourselves, a decade in which reason has been assailed and assaulted beyond the wildest beliefs of the fifties, I think that in this Chautauqua based on his discoveries we can understand a little better what he was talking about — a solution for it all — if only that were true — so much of it's lost there's no way of knowing.†   (source)
  • Nadia and Saeed sat next to each other on the ground and caught up on the news, the tumult in the world, the state of their country, the various routes and destinations migrants were taking and recommending to each other, the tricks one could gainfully employ, the dangers one needed at all costs to avoid.†   (source)
  • Those were the tumultuous years in her late teens when she should have come of age.†   (source)
  • He brightened at the words "Park Avenue" and drove off through the tumultuous traffic.†   (source)
  • A wind shook the trees in black tumults.†   (source)
  • We began our session at 8 P.M. and it was tumultuous.†   (source)
  • He was shoved in the back while going for a ball in the Fugees' box, and in the confusing tumult of limbs and falling bodies that followed, the referee pegged Kanue as the offender.†   (source)
  • At this shocking impiety, the tumult died away.†   (source)
  • I petted the cat and tried to still the tumult in my mind.†   (source)
  • In the tumult, someone pulled the emergency brake.†   (source)
  • Then, all at once the belt ceased to move, and the clash and tumult were stilled.†   (source)
  • …and across the way the pigeon kid sent his birds into spiral flight with a bamboo pole, and waved a towel at times, and whistled like a traffic cop, and his flock mixed in midair with a rival flock from a roof three blocks away, a hundred-birded tumult and blur, and younger birds flew with the wrong flock and were captured and sometimes killed, dispatched within the rules by the rival flyer of the other roof, and after a while the girls had to leave because the sun was just too smoking…†   (source)
  • Twenty-nine After the tumult of the past month, the next week of Julie's life was startlingly quiet.†   (source)
  • Only then will we not only be more competitive but also remain the beacon of liberty in a tumultuous world.†   (source)
  • On the night of July 4, the nation's capital was a tumult of the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air.†   (source)
  • There was a tumult of many voices far away, cursing and wailing in the darkness, and then silence.†   (source)
  • Archibald ruled over the Archipelago during a very tumultuous time in your world.†   (source)
  • In the tumult of blue-and-whites screeching up in front of Joanna's building and reporting in, I raked my mind for a connection.†   (source)
  • Several women vampires had gathered around Armand, and I felt a tumult of feeling as I saw them put their arms around his waist.†   (source)
  • A honey-voiced man dressed in black, with a frock coat and a hat that was too big for him, was directing the tumult.†   (source)
  • Milo bore the tumultuous celebrations with benevolent grace.†   (source)
  • I DIDN'T REALIZE it then, but the outer realm—that tumultuous world of men—was pushing its way into Snow Flower's and my lives.†   (source)
  • Images of tumult form in his head.†   (source)
  • We reached the tumultuous playground and I told Samuel that I had to see Miss Maestas.†   (source)
  • On a Shabbat or festival morning, the members of each sect could be seen walking to their respective synagogues, dressed in their particular garb, eager to pray with their particular rabbi and forget the tumult of the week and the hungry grabbing for money which they needed to feed their large families during the seemingly endless Depression.†   (source)
  • 1957 was a tumultuous year for the State Department.†   (source)
  • Along with the Tanmind's tumult: Jen Shinnan, and Jen Taa, and a few others I knew were friends or relations of theirs, shushed those near them, urged them to calm themselves, to consider that the Lord of the Radch herself was here, and they could speak directly to her.†   (source)
  • All in tumult.†   (source)
  • When I worked for the Birmingham News, I wrote a story about it, twenty-five years after that tumultuous time.†   (source)
  • Oblivious of the tumult, a Creole woman spits out a curse.†   (source)
  • Tumult.†   (source)
  • I shouldn't have been surprised: their union had been tumultuous for as long as I could remember, although they were usually arguing more about work than about each other.†   (source)
  • He watched Leon storming away, pushing his way through the tumultuous corridor, disappearing into the swarming stream of boys.†   (source)
  • Later, when her mind was clearer and her blood cooler, Bryan would remember only the tumult of feeling, only the flood of sensation.†   (source)
  • The marvelous noise of the Corps had turned the Armory into a vessel of unimaginable tumult.†   (source)
  • Though the terrain had become a tumultuous mess, there was something else that stood out even more dramatically.†   (source)
  • Sure, right now the effect was tumultuous and perhaps even a little dangerous.†   (source)
  • So I try to impress upon young doctors and graduate students that tumultuousness, if coupled to discipline and a cool mind, is not such a bad sort of thing.†   (source)
  • The room was in such a tumult that Max barely heard the soft knocking.†   (source)
  • The changing-rooms were so tumultuous that no adult in his right mind would go near them.†   (source)
  • If the mere imposition of a tax could raise such a tumult what should be the result of the terrible system of oppression instituted by the Yankees?†   (source)
  • When electing an executive to such an important job, tumult and discord are feared evils.†   (source)
  • Whenever she cried, he thought, it was a storm, a passionate tumult.†   (source)
  • The next few years promise to be tumultuous for the Middle East and for Israel.†   (source)
  • A terrific chorus of howls, barks and yelps very nearly deafened me, and so confusing was the noise that I began to experience hallucinations, imagining I could hear the deep-throated roar of an almost human voice above the general tumult.†   (source)
  • The tumult suddenly subsided as the world realized that it had lost the only man through whom the Overlords, for their own strange reasons, would speak to Earth.†   (source)
  • She hesitated, tumultuously agitated.†   (source)
  • After a brief, tumultuous marriage in the early 1920S, he had walked out on his wife one day in Washington and told nobody his whereabouts.†   (source)
  • When the blaze and the tumult had passed, he looked down upon an eerily illuminated scene.†   (source)
  • who knows not the meaning of that tumult?†   (source)
  • The Federalist Repertory warned the faithful that the meeting represented nothing but an "irregular and tumultuous mode of proceeding," which "no just or honorable man" should attend.†   (source)
  • Presently he sat down with dignity in the chair at the table, making a little tumult of his rightful wetness and hunger.†   (source)
  • Production!' become a chorused refrain whilst, without interrupting the action and the comings and goings, one hears, in voices loud enough to surmount the tumult, the following speeches:] MOTHER JACQUES: I keep thinking of the future of all these children!†   (source)
  • Boos and catcalls rounded out the tumult.†   (source)
  • The sky was a tumult of discolored clouds: it looked full of billowing dirty washing.†   (source)
  • Why do you think the Bible has survived thousands of years of tumultuous history?†   (source)
  • They walked out onto the field to tumultuous applause.†   (source)
  • They walked out onto the pitch to tumultuous roars and boos.†   (source)
  • Then they joined in with the applause, which was tumultuous at the Gryffindor table in particular.†   (source)
  • So many seek our Joffrey's grace, in these troubled and tumultuous times."†   (source)
  • Given my present tumultuous and morbid mental state, it will be a relief to have a duty of some kind set before me, no matter how deplorable the occasion for it.†   (source)
  • And Peeves, who Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.†   (source)
  • The Red Union had been tempered by the tumultuous experience of revolutionary tours around the country and seeing Chairman Mao in the great rallies in Tiananmen Square.†   (source)
  • Clavo, Wilo, Chicharron and I. We were los cuatro del barrio, the younger dudes, 13 and 14, who got swept up in the fast, tumultuous changes between the cliques and clubs in the area.†   (source)
  • So he palpated her internal organs with more intention than attention, and as he did so he discovered in amazement that this marvelous creature was as beautiful inside as out, and then he gave himself over to the delights of touch, no longer the best-qualified physician along the Caribbean coastline but a poor soul tormented by his tumultuous instincts.†   (source)
  • "Leprechauns!" said Mr. Weasley over the tumultuous applause of the crowd, many of whom were still fighting and rummaging around under their chairs to retrieve the gold.†   (source)
  • Some of them heard an anonymous announcer describing the tumultuous damage by telephone from the roof of radio station KGU in Honolulu.†   (source)
  • They, too, like the hillside jungle, were tumultuous with evening, but from the remote height turned to stillness, their fierceness tempered by the air that lay between.†   (source)
  • The two had hardly spoken since the tumultuous evening Colonel Cathcart had thrown him out of the officers' club at General Dreedle's bidding after Chief White Halfoat had punched Colonel Moodus in the nose.†   (source)
  • In a time of tumultuous history unfolding, as war raged at home and abroad and Napoleon's armies suffered continuing defeat, little escaped Adams's attention or a goodly measure of his opinion.†   (source)
  • It was such a tumultuous and intemperate invasion that during the first days it was impossible to walk through the streets because of the furniture and trunks, and the noise of the carpentry of those who were building their houses in any vacant lot without asking anyone's permission, and the scandalous behavior of couples who hung their hammocks between the almond trees and made love under the netting in broad daylight and in view of everyone.†   (source)
  • He now found himself trapped in a demanding relationship at an age when he no longer saw himself capable of tumultuous love.†   (source)
  • Eragon's tumultuous emotions must have been strong enough for Saphira to sense anyway, though, for she asked,What happened, then?†   (source)
  • As the tumultuous year neared its end, Moody stood in the midst of two international camps, vulnerable to attack from both sides.†   (source)
  • But first he hastily drew a tourniquet around Snowden's thigh because he could not think what else to do in those first tumultuous moments when his senses were in turmoil, when he knew he must act competently at once and feared he might go to pieces completely.†   (source)
  • Clara lived in a universe of her own invention, protected from life's inclement weather, where the prosaic truth of material objects mingled with the tumultuous reality of dreams and the laws of physics and logic did not always apply.†   (source)
  • It began to crack down the middle, as with an earthquake, and as Stendahl watched the magnificent sight he heard Pikes reading behind him in a low, cadenced voice: " '…. my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder--there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters--and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the House of Usher.'†   (source)
  • her heart once more gave a tumultuous lurch, for he had spoken, and she looked up to see that he was gazing straight into her eyes.†   (source)
  • Yet there were days that haunted the decade and presaged the tumultuous changes of the later sixties.†   (source)
  • …not saplings, not little tender shoots, but great trees, huge trees, trees as tall as ten men, green and green and huge and round and full, trees shimmering their metallic leaves, trees whispering, trees in a line over hills, lemon trees, lime trees, redwoods and mimosas and oaks and elms and aspens, cherry, maple, ash, apple, orange, eucalyptus, stung by a tumultuous rain, nourished by alien and magical soil and, even as he watched, throwing out new branches, popping open new buds.†   (source)
  • And then with desire that was hopeless and tumultuous like ocean breakers of grief I found myself making ravenous love to Sophie.†   (source)
  • Zeke had survived many purges of personnel and many tumultuous years in the Bluffton school system by affixing his fate to the more luminous and permanent star of Bennington.†   (source)
  • It was only a few days before she was to take up residence under the Commandant's roof that Wanda—who had been immured in one of the unspeakable kennels at Birkenau this entire time and whom Sophie had not seen since that April day of their arrival—made her way to Sophie's side and through a tumultuous outpouring filled her with hope about Jan and the possibility of his salvation, but also terrified her with demands upon her courage which she felt certain she could not meet.†   (source)
  • "You see?" screeched Voldemort over the tumult.†   (source)
  • What words could possibly express the tumult of emotions we were feeling?†   (source)
  • His mother, despite the tumult of emotions surrounding her in his mind.†   (source)
  • All was "tumult and hurry," just as portrayed in English novels.†   (source)
  • Sam yelled and brandished Sting, but his little voice was drowned in the tumult.†   (source)
  • My blood still churns from the tumult of the fight, and my thoughts are likewise uneasy.†   (source)
  • In the tumult that gathered in the courtyard to drink coffee, tell jokes, and play cards.†   (source)
  • Along the way and in the tumult of the deers' passing, Nina had healed him.†   (source)
  • During the tumult the few remaining wildlings melted into the trees.†   (source)
  • This would lead more directly to public tumult and the ruin of popular government—secessions.†   (source)
  • At the end of his long day of work and prayer, Baba Hajji created a tumult upon his return home.†   (source)
  • His head was a tumult of smells—phlox in bloom, ashes, cow dung, dog, cat, hens, stagnant water.†   (source)
  • But in little time she, too, was caught up in the tumult of events.†   (source)
  • Then suddenly there was a tumult of fierce cries.†   (source)
  • He shouted something at me that was lost in the tumult of the rotating blades.†   (source)
  • The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook.†   (source)
  • But I was badly frightened by it, although I did not show it because of the young children: if they saw me taking on, they would do so as well, and there was enough noise and tumult already.†   (source)
  • In the corner of her great-uncle's study, amid a tumult of books, he finds a copy of Birds of America.†   (source)
  • One shivering second of silence, the shock of the moment sus-pended: and then the tumult broke around Harry as the screams and the cheers and the roars of the watchers rent the air.†   (source)
  • Gradually she realised that a shower was not only good advice but a necessity after the tumult of the night.†   (source)
  • So I kept my eyes shut and tried to remember what I could of the Hart Crane poem, which wasn't much, although even isolated words like seagull and traffic and tumult and dawn carried something of its airborne distances, its sweeps from high to low; and just as I was nodding off, I fell into sort of an overpowering sensememory of the narrow, windy, exhaust-smelling park near our old apartment, by the East River, roar of traffic washing abstractly above as the river swirled with fast,…†   (source)
  • Whenever times were tough—when I felt overwhelmed by the drama and the tumult of my youth—I knew that better days were ahead because I lived in a country that allowed me to make the good choices that others hadn't.†   (source)
  • Five miles meandering with a mazy motion, through wood and dale the sacred river ran, then reached the caverns measureless to man, and sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean.†   (source)
  • Despite his almost maniacal love for the city and a knowledge of it superior to anyone's, Dr. Juvenal Urbino had not often had reason as he did that Sunday to venture boldly into the tumult of the old slave quarter.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, their faces were elongating into sharp, cruelbeaked bird heads, and long, scaly wings were bursting from their shoulders "And that, boys," yelled Mr. Weasley over the tumult of the crowd below, "is why you should never go for looks alone!"†   (source)
  • Then she loosened the straps and went to the porthole, hoping to see Florentino Ariza in the tumult of the port, but all she saw were the customs sheds among the palm trees gilded by the first rays of the sun and the rotting boards of the dock in Riohacha, where the schooner had set sail the night before.†   (source)
  • She had made this sudden discovery with the clarity of a revelation when, trailing her endless bridal train behind her, she had entered the vast salon of the Social Club, where the air was thin with the mingled scent of so many flowers, the brilliance of the waltzes, the tumult of perspiring men and tremulous women who looked at her not knowing how they were going to exorcise the dazzling menace that had come to them from the outside world.†   (source)
  • On Saturdays the poor mulattoes, along with all their domestic animals and kitchen utensils, tumultuously abandoned their hovels of cardboard and tin on the edges of the swamps and in jubilant assault took over the rocky beaches of the colonial district.†   (source)
  • After the tumult of Zalachenko's murder and Gullberg's attempted suicide, Jonasson had done an evaluation of Salander's condition.†   (source)
  • The soft, cool breeze had turned cold, causing dry leaves to shower down around me, mixing the smells of earth and wind with the darkness …. somehow this soothed me and the tumult of disjointed thoughts and anxiety lifted enough for me to actually think.†   (source)
  • Behind him, he heard a tumult of footsteps and jangling equipment as the men rushed to conceal themselves inside their tents.†   (source)
  • My head is all a tumult.†   (source)
  • A harsh tumult above them caused Eragon to lift his eyes from the treacherous ground long enough to glance overhead.†   (source)
  • "I swore to give you Westeros," the Crow's Eye said when the tumult died away, "and here is your first taste.†   (source)
  • The tumult and the shoving died.†   (source)
  • Only a few noted Catelyn and Ser Desmond amidst the tumult, but they elbowed their fellows, and slowly a hush grew around her.†   (source)
  • Before Eragon could ask more, a collection of excited cries from within the maelstrom of warriors drowned out the rest of the tumult, and he heard King Orrin shout, "Back, back, all of you!†   (source)
  • But for all his raw courage in the heat and tumult of war, Billy Howe could be, in the intervals between actions, slow-moving, procrastinating, negligent in preparing for action, interested more in his own creature comforts and pleasures.†   (source)
  • "Our best bet is to try to get out of the city proper, and then circle back when the tumult's died down."†   (source)
  • The bad blood of spring filled us with strange yearnings and tumult, and the boys from Los Jaros split off from the boys from town and there were gang fights.†   (source)
  • It was Mr Dark's mouth over and above this calligraphic explosion, this railroad accident of monsters in tumult upon his sweating skin.†   (source)
  • A tumult of cheering filled the throne room, and cries of "Margaery, Margaery" erupted all around her.†   (source)
  • She put two fingers in her mouth and whistled, a sharp shrill sound that cut through the tumult like a knife through curds.†   (source)
  • The rectangles flickered, and crossbow bolts hissed down upon the barges, adding loud thumps to the tumult wherever they struck wood.†   (source)
  • As you reached them and you sailed by, they would flare and burn, their gases in tumult like the pool under the piston of Niagara.†   (source)
  • _' Gamling the Old looked down from the Hornburg, hearing the great voice of the dwarf above all the tumult.†   (source)
  • But Cain was right in his perception that some innate change had taken place in the nature of the tumult down the gallery.†   (source)
  • We shone, she in her faded raincoat and I in my summer uniform, like two ivory chess pieces in the green tumult of her garden.†   (source)
  • In the tumult of the last moment, the sad drunkards who carried them out of the house got the coffins mixed up and buried them in the wrong graves.†   (source)
  • Walls thirty feet thick muffled the tumult of the streets and kept the heat outside, so it was cool and dim within.†   (source)
  • It was into this confused tumult that the dwarves inserted themselves, catching the Empire from the side-as Orrin had done earlier with his cavalry.†   (source)
  • Like a black tidal wave upon a bleak shore, a dark tumult infilled with phosphorescent beauties and badly spoiled dreams, Mr. Dark sounded and hissed his feet, his legs, his body, his sharp face forward.†   (source)
  • Again Roran was grateful that he carried a hammer, for several of the Varden had managed to stab themselves or their shield mates during the tumult.†   (source)
  • In addition to the burden of constant companionship, Eragon had spent all the months since he had left Palancar Valley engaged in arduous training, breaking only for travel or to take part in the tumult of battle.†   (source)
  • The slim boat drifted out from under the red stone arch of the Water Gate, picking up speed as it was caught in the headlong rush of the Tumblestone and pushed out into the tumult where the waters met.†   (source)
  • A tumult of sound drowned his last words, a rolling thunder of rage and fear and hatred that engulfed them from all sides.†   (source)
  • Anxious for solitude, bitten by a virulent rancor against the world, one night he left his bed as usual, but he did not go to Pilar Ternera's house, but to mingle is the tumult of the fair.†   (source)
  • Still, the infamous Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 must be seen in the context of the time, and the context was tumult and fear.†   (source)
  • The roar was all he could have hoped for, the tumult so loud that the two old shields tumbled from the walls.†   (source)
  • The only person not to be found anywhere was the count, who had taken advantage of the tumult to pack his bags, yoke the horses to his carriage, and leave discreetly for the hotel in town.†   (source)
  • Will's face shadowed this way, then that, pulled by the swift concussions, the tumults, the deaths, the fleeing away of souls.†   (source)
  • Above the tumult, loose now upon the barracks with upperclassmen pressing forward to get a glimpse of the freshman who had silenced the system for a full fifteen minutes, I tried to speak to Poteete.†   (source)
  • In the tumult of getting settled, exploring the house, snooping around the orchard, greeting everyone, setting up the altar of Saint Anthony, and shooing the chickens from the beds and the mice from the closets, Blanca pulled off her clothes and ran out naked to play with Pedro Tercero.†   (source)
  • When Aureliano Serrador and Aureliano Arcaya, the two who arrived during the tumult, expressed a wish to stay in Macondo, their father tried to dissuade them.†   (source)
  • As I walked and as I heard the noise and tumult and confusion behind me, I understood for the first time why the punishment for Lot's wife was so severe.†   (source)
  • "Neither the morals of Epictetus or the stoic philosophy of the ancients could avail to allay the tumult of grief excited by such a succession of distress," she wrote to John Quincy.†   (source)
  • The tumult and the shouting died.†   (source)
  • Many years afterward Adams would wildly exaggerate the tumult caused by Genet, claiming that 10,000 people had roamed the streets threatening "to drag Washington out of his house" and compel the government to declare war on Britain.†   (source)
  • Someone who was there looking for beads among the trash told Ursula that the night before he had seen her son in the tumult of the caravan pushing the snake-man's cage on a cart.†   (source)
  • Clara was a vision in white Chantilly lace and natural camellias, as happy as a parrot after her nine years of silence, dancing with her fiance beneath the canopies and lanterns, completely oblivious to the warnings of the spirits that gestured desperately at her from the curtains, because in the tumult and whirl she could not see them.†   (source)
  • To many on both sides of the Atlantic, it seemed from reports of the "tumults" in Massachusetts that the new nation was already breaking apart.†   (source)
  • Remedios the Beauty did not tell anyone that one of the men, taking advantage of the tumult, had managed to attack her stomach with a hand that was more like the claw of an eagle clinging to the edge of a precipice.†   (source)
  • Holding a child by each hand so as not to lose them in the tumult, bumping into acrobats with gold-capped teeth and jugglers with six arms, suffocated by the mingled breath of manure and sandals that the crowd exhaled, Jose Arcadio Buendia went about everywhere like a madman, looking for Melquiades so that he could reveal to him the infinite secrets of that fabulous nightmare.†   (source)
  • He remained that way, wrapped up in himself, thinking about the bitterness of his equivocal pleasures until after the children had become tired and gone in a troop to the bedroom. where they tore down the curtains to dry themselves, and in the disorder they broke the rock crystal mirror into four pieces and destroyed the canopy of the bed in the tumult of lying down.†   (source)
  • So immediately there was a tumult and a shouting, and very quickly the camp was tucked into capsules and containers, Mom slipped into traveling jumpers and blouse, Dad stuffed his pipe full with trembling hands, his eyes on the Martian sky, and the three boys piled yelling into the motorboat, none of them really keeping an eye on Mom and Dad, except Timothy.†   (source)
  • And then, always, up from dismal Lemmon Street, which lay beneath our open kitchen window, I'd hear shouts, cheering, clapping, a tumult of joyous celebration issuing from the houses where the blacks lived.†   (source)
  • And when Ahimaaz reached King David, who yearned to know the fate of his headlong son, Absalom, he could only say: "I saw a great tumult but I knew not what it was."†   (source)
  • The beach and the city where they had walked were crossed with dust and mist, the scene flickered like the banners and flying sand of distant battle or a tumult in the past.†   (source)
  • Then the Prince Imrahil and Eomer of Rohan left him and passed through the City and the tumult of the people, and mounted to the Citadel; and they came to the Hall of the Tower, seeking the Steward.†   (source)
  • And they passed over Udun and Gorgoroth and saw all the land in ruin and tumult beneath them, and before them Mount Doom blazing, pouring out its fire.†   (source)
  • Often blocked or destroyed by the tumults of the Mountain's furnaces, always that road was repaired and cleaned again by the labours of countless orcs.†   (source)
  • At one point—waiting for Hoss to return to the attic, feeling her emotions subside to something like normal after the tumult provoked in her breast by that brief passage from Haydn's Creation—she had been encouraged by some interesting new changes in the Commandant.†   (source)
  • Of the tumult of black emotions that sweeps through one after a robbery—chagrin, despair, rage, hatred of the human race—the one that usually comes last is also one of the most poisonous: suspicion.†   (source)
  • If any small consolation was needed, she later reasoned, it was that she was spared the panic which otherwise surely would have overtaken her in such a tumult, in the oppressive heat and on a stopped and darkened train.†   (source)
  • This deed accomplished, life no longer suffers hopelessly under the terrible mutilations of ubiquitous disaster, battered by time, hideous throughout space; but with its horror visible still, its cries of anguish still tumultuous, it becomes penetrated by an all-suffusing, all-sustaining love, and a knowledge of its own unconquered power.†   (source)
  • In the midst of my hatred and terror (it means nothing to me now to speak of terror, now that I have mocked Richard Madden, now that my throat yearns for the noose) it occurred to me that tumultuous and doubles happy warrior did not suspect that I possessed the Secret.†   (source)
  • My destiny has been that I remember and must weave together, must plait into one cable the many threads, the thin, the thick, the broken, the enduring of our long history, of our tumultuous and varied day.†   (source)
  • Thus, before he was eight, Eugene gained another roof and lost forever the tumultuous, unhappy, warm centre of his home.†   (source)
  • It will taste sweet either way. n4The understanding of the final—and critical—implications of the world-redemptive words and symbols of the tradition of Christendom has been so disarranged, during the tumultuous centuries that have elapsed since St. Augustine's declaration of the holy war of the Civitas Dei against the Civitas Diaboli, that the modern thinker wishing to know the meaning of a world religion (i. e., of a doctrine of universal love) must turn his mind to the other great…†   (source)
  • …separate but all marvellously controlled in an invisible elastic net—danced up and down in Lily's mind, in and about the branches of the pear tree, where still hung in effigy the scrubbed kitchen table, symbol of her profound respect for Mr. Ramsay's mind, until her thought which had spun quicker and quicker exploded of its own intensity; she felt released; a shot went off close at hand, and there came, flying from its fragments, frightened, effusive, tumultuous, a flock of starlings.†   (source)
  • A strange chaotic sensation was taking hold of him-a tumultuous, giddy freedom, a cruel caprice that made him want to caper, to skip, to claw at his hands, to pinch himself until he screamed.†   (source)
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