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revolution
used in Gone with the Wind

5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
the computer revolution
Definition
dramatic change — sometimes violent overthrow of a government
  • We are fighting the Yankees' new rifles with Revolutionary War muskets, and soon the blockade will be too tight for even medical supplies to slip in.
    2.11 (55% in)
  • Arrangements had not yet been completed for obtaining the full quota of horses, but those who had horses performed what they imagined to be cavalry maneuvers in the field behind the courthouse, kicked up a great deal of dust, yelled themselves hoarse and waved the Revolutionary-war swords that had been taken down from parlor walls.
    1.1 (90% in)
  • A startling thought this, that a woman could handle business matters as well as or better than a man, a revolutionary thought to Scarlett who had been reared in the tradition that men were omniscient and women none too bright.
    4.36 (26% in)

There are no more uses of "revolution" flagged with this meaning in Gone with the Wind.

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  • The wheels leaned inward as if their first revolution would make them come off.
    3.23 (48% in)
  • From her French mother, whose parents had fled Haiti in the Revolution of 1791, had come her slanting dark eyes, shadowed by inky lashes, and her black hair; and from her father, a soldier of Napoleon, she had her long straight nose and her square-cut jaw that was softened by the gentle curving of her cheeks.
    1.3 (1% in)

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