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chaos
used in Howards End

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Definition
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • Outwardly he was cheerful, reliable, and brave; but within, all had reverted to chaos,
    Chapter 22 (6% in)
chaos = a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston; Wessex behind the poised chaos of Waterloo.
    Chapter 2 (88% in)
  • He exclaimed, "Schlegels again!" and as if to complete chaos, Dolly said, "Oh no, the matron of the nursing home has written instead of her."
    Chapter 11 (59% in)
  • Looking back on the past six months, Margaret realised the chaotic nature of our daily life, and its difference from the orderly sequence that has been fabricated by historians.
    Chapter 12 (90% in)
  • Helen had passed into chaos.
    Chapter 34 (48% in)
  • He might know of some paths in the chaos that were hidden from them, and she determined to take Tibby's advice and lay the whole matter in his hands.
    Chapter 34 (56% in)

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