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Tumultuous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tumultuous adj : characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly childhood" [syn: disruptive, riotous, troubled, turbulent]
Tumultuous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tumultuous \Tu*mul"tu*ous\, a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.]
  1. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent. The flight became wild and tumultuous. --Macaulay.
  2. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
  3. Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed. His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast. --Milton.
  4. Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech. Syn: Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent; violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless; riotous; seditious. -- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ness, n.
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  • Tumultuous: Tumultuous may refer to: Tumultuous Petitioning Act 1661 Tumultuous behavior, a form of disorderly conduct
  • Tumultuous Petitioning Act 1661: The Tumultuous Petitioning Act 1661 is an Act of the Parliament of England (13 Car. II. c. 5), long title "An Act against Tumults and ...
  • The 80's: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989: The 80's: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989 is a humor book published in 1979 . It was edited by Tony Hendra , Christopher Cerf ...

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* The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. - Rabindranath Tagore


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