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. Kory-Kory, who had been the first to spring up, soon returned almost breathless, and nearly frantic with the excitement under which he seemed to be labouring.
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.
'What can that commotion be by the pigsties?' asked the Emperor, who was standing on the balcony.
But without entering into any particulars concerning actions for murder, and those wherein strangers are the parties, let us particularly treat of those courts which have the jurisdiction of those matters which more particularly relate to the affairs of the community and which if not well conducted occasion seditions and commotions in the state.
And this precaution is no more than necessary for a prince every year engaged either in foreign wars or intestine commotions. These towns have each a governor, whom they call gadare, over whom is the educ, or lieutenant, and both accountable to an officer called the afamacon, or mouth of the King; because he receives the revenues, which he pays into the hands of the relatinafala, or grand master of the household: sometimes the Emperor creates a ratz, or viceroy, general over all the empire, who is superior to all his other officers.
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.
He added that he had seen the bloodshed and commotion in Kohat but now, due to the cooperation of people of both districts, peace has prevailed there for several years.
During a dead-ball situation at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter, Jones and Ross got into another commotion that led to the prolific reinforcement head-butting the veteran guard.
At the height of the commotion, Wang took a cutter and slashed Pu's neck.
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, the Soros university isnt searching for a solution, it just wants a political commotion.
A commotion broke out at the PKR Keningau division today when supporters of one of the candidates vying for the division chief post decided to storm into the polling centre after it was closed at 4pm.
DCI officers caused a commotion at the Milimani law court during the arrest of a Cameroonian national who had been freed by a court.
A courthouse employee heard "a commotion" and went to investigate when he found Miguel Camille Glorioso, 20, and Jamie Lee Coutee, 19, having sex.