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commotion
used in Atonement

5 uses
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Definition
a disturbance — typically noisy
  • Robbie wanted to know why Marshall had not mentioned the matter before if Lola had been so badly harmed, but the table was now in commotion.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • There was the sound of a commotion directly below Briony's window, and of Emily Tallis's voice calling sharply, and suddenly a figure was running toward the car as fast as was possible in a tight dress.
    Part 1 (99% in)
  • Up ahead where the land began to drop there was a junction with a back road and some kind of commotion was taking place.
    Part 2 (39% in)
  • The commotion of the passing French column had covered the sound, but they were easy enough to see.
    Part 2 (59% in)
  • He was sitting, propped by several pillows, watching the commotion around him with a kind of abstracted childlike wonder.
    Part 3 (37% in)

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