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Turmoil Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    turmoil n
  1. a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market" [syn: convulsion, upheaval]
  2. violent agitation [syn: tumult]
  3. disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement, upheaval, hullabaloo]
Turmoil Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Turmoil \Tur"moil\, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. OF. tremouille the hopper of a mill, trembler to tremble (cf. E. tremble); influenced by E. turn and moil.] Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion. And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil, A blessed soul doth in Elysium. --Shak.
Turmoil Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Turmoil \Tur*moil"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turmoiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.] To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.] It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction. --Spenser.
Turmoil Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Turmoil \Tur*moil"\, v. i. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.] --Milton.
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  • Turmoil: Turmoil means chaos or disorder. It also has the following uses: Turmoil (1982 video game), a 1982 video game - released by Sirius Software ...
  • Turmoil (1984 video game): Turmoil is a computer game released in 1984 for the ZX Spectrum , and in 1986 for the MSX by Bug Byte . The player takes control of ...
  • Turmoil (comics): Turmoil is a supervillain from Apokolips who appeared in Superman 643, also known as an Apocalyptic Machine. He was sent to Metropolis ...
  • Triplane Turmoil series: The Triplane Turmoil series contains two games. Triplane Turmoil : title Triplane Turmoil | image - | developer Dodekaedron Software | ...
  • Ningbo Turmoil: Ningbo Turmoil. (寧波の乱, other names: 寧波争貢事件, 明州の乱, 宗設の乱; 宁波之乱. was a historic Japanese brawl event in Ningbo , Ming China . ...
  • Xinhai Lhasa Turmoil: Xinhai Lhasa Turmoil(辛亥拉萨动乱) refers to the racial clash in the Lhasa region of Tibet and various mutinies as a result of the Wuchang ...

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* ...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition... - Amelia Barr

* Nothing can cause turmoil and the defeat of accomplishment as quickly as disorganization. - Unknown


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  • Turkey turmoil has not put us off: Mitsubishi
    Political turmoil has cast a shadow over Turkey, but Mitsubishi tells CNBC the country remains attractive to the Japanese conglomerate. Read more on this news related to 'Turmoil'
  • Mayors say turmoil surrounds federal infrastructure money
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  • Gold Advances as Ukraine Turmoil Bolsters Haven Demand
    Gold futures advanced, rebounding from the biggest drop in 16 weeks, as turmoil in Ukraine spurred demand for the precious metal as a haven. Read more on this news related to 'Turmoil'

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