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used in The Scarlet Letter

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confusion or disorder — often noisy
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 — Conclusion (72% in)
tumult = 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.
    Introductory (48% in)
  • 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;
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (64% in)
  • tumult = disturbance
  • A dusky tumult would flap its wings from one house to another.
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (39% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (52% in)
  • tumultuous = turbulent (fast and disordered)
  • 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.
    Chapter 23 — The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (2% in)
  • tumult = disturbance
  • The crowd was in a tumult.
    Chapter 23 — The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (58% in)
tumult = confusion from a disturbance
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