• WordNet 3.6
    • n tumultuousness a state of commotion and noise and confusion
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tumultuousness The state of being tumultuous, in any sense; disorder; commotion.
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In literature:

For a while her feet fairly flew, and her heart beat tumultuously, keeping time with her racing thoughts.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
The crowd streams on the field tumultuously enthusiastic over a game such as has never been seen on that campus.
"The Prospector" by Ralph Connor
The tumultuous waters were racing as if Neptune astride them was fleeing from angry gods.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
A few tumultuous days went by, and he found himself upon a steamer crossing to France, attached to a famous English regiment.
"Love Eternal" by H. Rider Haggard
It is only by neglecting and rejecting them that they become tumultuous.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II" by Thomas Paine
She sighed heavily, and hastened her pace, driven along by her tumultuous feelings.
"Mother" by Maksim Gorky
A deputation indeed went to the Abbaye to try to persuade the murderers to desist; but their voices were drowned in the tumultuous cries.
"In the Reign of Terror" by G. A. Henty
Then they rushed in tumultuously, leaving one outside to mind the horses.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
Perhaps there was never in any nation a King who had been crowned with more eclat, or tumultuous joy than James II.
"The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete" by Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
This was a signal for the pistol-shots which were furiously exchanged on every side, and which lighted up this tumultuous and sombre scene.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny

In poetry:

Yet I have flesh both firm and cool,
And eyes tumultuous as the gems
Of moons and lamps in the full Thames
When dusk sails wavering down the pool.
"Shadwell Stair" by Wilfred Owen
Then instantly, as when a multitude
Shout riot and war through some tumultuous town,
Innumerable voices swept the wood
As wild the wind rushed down.
"The Broken Drouth" by Madison Julius Cawein
A warning voice, a warning bell,
O'er life's tumultuous ocean swell,
Peals high above the breakers' roar,
"Turn, turn, or sink for evermore
In guilt and gloom!"
"Bells" by Janet Hamilton
Father, our thoughts are rushing wildly on,
Tumultuous, clouded with their own vain strife;
Darkened by cares from our own planting grown;
We call the tumult life.
"The Still Hour" by Lucy Larcom
ALL glorious power! of keen celestial eye,
Genius! tumultuous ruler of the breast,
By nature wing'd with wond'rous speed to fly,
Yet seldom visiting an earthly guest!
"An Ode To Genius" by Emma Lyon
OH! Lindorf! oh, Lindorf! for ever adieu!
Thy heart beats no longer tumultuous for me,
Fair Laura has robb'd me of Heaven in you,
And Laura alone must thy fav'rite be.
"To Lindorf" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

After a year of tumultuous construction, a grand opening for the structure is scheduled for Oct 19 -- a year after it was originally set to be complete.
What a relief it was to see 2009 and its tumultuous decade pass into history.
After a tumultuous offseason, the Yakima Bears are counting down to their 23rd season in town.
John Munson/The Star-Ledger (2004) Stephon Marbury's time with the Knicks was tumultuous at best, and that was just the stuff the public knew about.
His term lasted just two years, and it was, by all accounts, tumultuous.
Not after four tumultuous years.
The relationship between tenant and landlord is often a tumultuous one.
Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown 's First Superstar by Peter Benjaminson.
Josh Cribbs lost his tumultuous battle with Cleveland Heights today and must pay the fine plus court costs.
After a tumultuous weekend spent in jail over an art installation gone wrong (or a city still a little too on edge), Takeshi Miyakawa was released into the world, relieved but also a little bit shaken.
Violent clashes at South Africa platinum mine could be the harbinger of a tumultuous year ahead.
In today's tumultuous investment environment, what should you do as an investor.
Indeed, The Political Insider reflects -- and often shapes -- the tumultuous political climate within Hudson County.
Best described as a 3 part, tumultuous rocknroll/blues assault on the senses.
Boy, 9, charged in school shooting, has had tumultuous life.

In science:

These field equations were also rejected, but in a series of steps analyzed by Janssen and Renn, Einstein slowly and steadfastly worked his way back to them and published them in the tumultuous month of November, 1915.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
Partly to allow more time for the tumultuous situation created in Berkeley by the anti-Communist loyalty oath to settle down, and partly to make a decision on an offer from Stanford, Erich spent the year of 1951–1952 as a visiting associate professor at Stanford.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
Speculative bubbles and crashes are among the most important tumultuous and extreme events that mark long time series of economic and financial data.
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
Despite this tumultuous environment, the GC contains stars which produce L = 109 L⊙ , and LLy−cont = (1−3)(1052) s−1 , values dominated by older stars in the case of the former and younger stars in the case of the latter.
The Initial Mass Function in the Galactic Center