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chaos
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • I saw my father, chaotic, surrounded by dogs, and all of them were screaming and barking into the tropical landscape.
    p. 21.2
  • Then they blossomed, especially Lalla who managed to persuade all those she met into chaos.
    p. 41.9
  • The whole family kissed each other goodnight and good morning, a constant tradition in the house —no matter what chaos my father was causing at the time.
    p. 56.1
  • They slept on serenely with their rage for order in the tropics, while the train shunted and reversed into the night and there was chaos and hilarity in the parentheses around them.
    p. 154.9
  • Susan moves up and down halls to the kitchens, organizing meals, reorganizing after the chaos of the first monsoon storm (burned out fuse-boxes, knocked down telephone wires, chicken wires, dismantled gardens).
    p. 167.0
  • So our job becomes to keep peace with enemy camps, eliminate the chaos at the end of Jacobean tragedies, and with "the mercy of distance" write the histories.
    p. 179.2

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