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chaos
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • The air, afflicted to pallor with the hoary multitudes that infested it, twisted and spun them eccentrically, suggesting an achromatic chaos of things.
    5 — The Woman Pays (80% in)
  • Beyond its extent the environment might be corn, straw, or chaos; it was all the same to him.
    6 — The Convert (34% in)
  • Thus she proceeded mile after mile, ascending and descending till she came to Bulbarrow, and about midnight looked from that height into the abyss of chaotic shade which was all that revealed itself of the vale on whose further side she was born.
    6 — The Convert (66% in)
  • The gloomy intervening time seemed to sink into chaos, over which the present and prior times closed as if it never had been.
    7 — Fulfilment (73% in)

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