commotion


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the condition of being physically agitated

an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

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It appears that Massachusetts found it necessary to raise troops for repressing the disorders within that State; that Pennsylvania, from the mere apprehension of commotions among a part of her citizens, has thought proper to have recourse to the same measure.
The sleepers around me started to their feet in alarm, and hurried outside to discover the cause of the commotion.
He was aware that these battalions with their commotions were woven red and startling into the gentle fabric of softened greens and browns.
This annunciation excited great commotion among the different sectaries.
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
And this precaution is no more than necessary for a prince every year engaged either in foreign wars or intestine commotions.
It was hard to blame the Spartans for making such a commotion after their senior first baseman delivered the winning hit in a thrilling nine-inning 2-1 Valley Mission League victory over visiting arch-rival San Fernando.
Robert Lewis, another resident in the home at the time, heard the commotion and grabbed his shotgun.
For decades, climate researchers have regarded the Indian Ocean as a boring basin, lacking the commotion that El Nino and La Nina stir up in the Pacific.
But in the end, he writes, "The pictures are silent, or are pools of silence within a commotion discernible only at their borders.
Gumbrecht was previously a partner for six years in Commotion Pictures, a Hollywood production company that made independent films under contract for MGM, and was responsible for business, finance and operations.
A commotion followed inside the church after the blast when someone yelled about finding a suspicious-looking bag, sending people rushing out of the church.
3 : free from noise and commotion <The streets were still.
While some see the airstrip as a charming addition to the semi-rural town, others complain of excessive noise, aerobatic stunts by pilots flying over their homes and commotion from frequent filming.
Postal Service driver, happened to be passing by at that moment and heard the commotion.