topsy-turvydom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n topsy-turvydom a state of extreme confusion and disorder
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Usage

In literature:

But wherever trees and towns hang head downwards in a pigmy puddle, the sense of Celestial topsy-turvydom is the same.
"A Miscellany of Men" by G. K. Chesterton
How soon are our friends likely to discover this topsy-turvydom?
"The Tavern Knight" by Rafael Sabatini
But despite the topsy-turvydom, we were made welcome, and both Phillips and Smith did their best to entertain.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
Everybody says it is all topsy-turvydom now in the capital, and that the most extraordinary reports are coming in from the provinces.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
If I can work out half my dreams there will be topsy-turvydom in St.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Silas K(itto) Hocking
Let me illustrate a little more in detail in what this religious topsy-turvydom consisted.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
It seemed weary, bewildered by the topsy-turvydom of the day, desirous chiefly of sleep and dreams.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
An erect satyr in topsy-turvydom.
"The London Venture" by Michael Arlen
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