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mle
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
a disorganized mass of people — especially engaged in hand-to-hand combat, or rioting, or all going different directions and bumping into each other
  • Out in the road it was a melee of shoving, strangers touching and shoving at me.
    Book 3 — Judges (92% in)
  • After the hunt ended there was supposed to be a celebration, but before the old men could drag their drums out under the tree and get the dancing started, it had already turned into a melee of screaming and fighting.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (61% in)

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