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used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally);
or: a violent disturbance;
or: (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building);
or: disturbance usually in protest
  • They're emotional minefields—you get to know the inmate, and you excuse some heinous crime with a lousy childhood or alcoholism or an emotional upheaval or drugs, until you see the victims family and a whole different level of suffering.

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