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Definition open rebellion against authority — especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers
  • The tank battalion's mutiny was put down; though some of the leaders escaped.
  • The largest mutiny in modern military history occurred during the first world war when an estimated 40,000 French soldiers, probably wisely, ignored the command to advance on German troops entrenched in hilltop positions.
  • To resist him would be mutiny.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • mutiny = open rebellion against authority
  • All the same, they have nothing to do with mutiny or lead-swinging.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • These feelings are transitory; each day of expectation delayed fills them with fear, and I almost dread a mutiny caused by this despair.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting That would not let me sleep: methought I lay Worse than the mutinies in the bilboes.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Nevertheless her mind mutinied and revolted.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • She watched the winds stir mutiny in the dust, whipping it into violent spirals that ripped through the courtyard.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • When he got as far as Taos, his Irish driver mutinied.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The other day some of the men were actually talking mutiny.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • "Have you ever heard the term 'white mutiny'?"
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • They have been forced to quell the mutinies with automatic rifle and machine-gun fire.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • "Your Majesty, your Majesty," he said, "are you going to tolerate this mutiny, this poltroonery?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • De Santis verged on mutiny, then touched a button.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • The city, notwithstanding the incredible perseverance of its mayor, had attempted a sort of mutiny for a surrender; the mayor had hanged the mutineers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Piper usually hated the smell of cooking meat, but her stomach rumbled like it wanted to mutiny.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • On September 30, just three days after his speech in Miami, Haitian soldiers mutinied and opened fire on his home.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • It was in the year of your Indian Mutiny.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Mutiny not hushed up perfectly; Stu hired good men.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • _ said I. He answered _In their huts_; for they lay separate from us, Sir, since the last mutiny.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe

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