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mle

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Definition a disorganized mass of people — especially engaged in hand-to-hand combat, or rioting, or all going different directions and bumping into each other
  • The riot police were able to contain the mêlée.
mêlée = disorganized mass of people
  • She was caught up in the resulting melee.
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • The man with the greasy hair pushed his way out of the melee and stood up, kicking the woman in the ribs as he did so.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • melee = disorganized mass of people fighting
  • Little Louise Zamperini, mother of four, was deep in the melee when the cops picked her up for brawling.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • melee = disorganized mass of people rioting or fighting
  • Later that evening, Laila thought of how the melee had toppled over, with men falling on top of one another, amid yelps and cries and shouts and flying punches, and, in the middle of it, a grimacing Tariq, his hair disheveled, his leg come undone, trying to crawl out.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • melee = disorganized mass of people fighting
  • I heard footfalls, shouts, an approaching melee of kite runners.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • The MELEE became general, but strength was on the side of the Musketeers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • melee = disorganized mass of people fighting
  • Jaffers was struck under the jaw, and, turning, caught at something that intervened between him and Huxter in the melee, and prevented their coming together.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • melee = disorganized mass of people fighting
  • Behind us, kids were scampering, and a melee of screaming kite runners was chasing the loose kite drifting high above the trees.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • As she fought her way with impudent resolve to the front of the melee, Mariam wished she had been a better daughter to Nana.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • A melee of people had gathered there.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • There was a melee in the yard.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • melee = disorganized mass of people fighting
  • His body was tossed and hurled in the stampede like a rag doll, finally rolling to a stop when the melee moved on.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • A chapandaz, a highly skilled horseman usually patronized by rich aficionados, has to snatch a goat or cattle carcass from the midst of a melee, carry that carcass with him around the stadium at full gallop, and drop it in a scoring circle while a team of other chapandaz chases him and does everything in its power—kick, claw, whip, punch—to snatch the carcass from him.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • melee = disorganized mass of people
  • He was just an animal, hurt among the melee of its own kind, soon to be trampled by it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • melee = disorganized mass of people rioting
  • Moments later the courtyard erupted into a melee of flung snowballs, scurrying children, and peals of laughter.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • But Uncas, who had vainly sought him in the melee, bounded forward in pursuit; Hawkeye, Heyward and David still pressing on his footsteps.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "If Mr. Newman is going to make a scene in public," she exclaimed, "I will take my poor child out of the melee.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Four snake-headed giants had retrieved it and were carrying it slowly but steadily through the melee.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • This was chaos, a melee of shouting and movement, and the landscape wasn't flat but a mass of mud and blood churned into a thick, unstable paste.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass

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