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Definition a disturbance — typically noisy
  • I looked up to see what caused the commotion.
commotion = disturbance
  • Her entrance created quite a commotion.
  • commotion = disturbance
  • I escaped during the commotion.
  • commotion = disturbance
  • His wife had come over when she heard the commotion.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • One day Janina and I heard a commotion in the courtyard.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • Just then I heard growling, and a commotion off to one side.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • The rage of the wolves was terrible to see, and the commotion they made filled all the forest.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • Where were you all, didn't you hear the commotion?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • The cocker spaniel heard the commotion and he ran out from the barn to join the chase.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • She said, "Only thing I worried about last night was all the danger and commotion it caused."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • commotion = noisy disturbance
  • Templeton, asleep in the straw, heard the commotion and awoke.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • With all the commotion, I find I can get closer to the house, right up against the blue barricades that bar the short driveway.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Ever since the commotion in the auditorium, he'd felt utterly at sea.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Another time Adams stressed the need for "commotion" in life, to keep it from going stagnant.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In all the commotion, I'd hadn't even noticed the rain stopping.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • I wondered what my double there in the sail locker thought of this commotion.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • Up ahead of us we hear a great commotion, several grunts followed by clanking of chains.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I think it was on to drown out all the commotion the pink Lady Kenmore washer was making on the porch.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • IT WAS NOT, in point of fact, her Westley that was causing the commotion out front.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • But the commotion drew the attention of a stout grey-haired man in a coat of purple wool, and he spoke the Common Tongue.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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