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the condition of being physically agitated

an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

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If it should be a slight commotion in a small part of a State, the militia of the residue would be adequate to its suppression; and the national presumption is that they would be ready to do their duty.
Regarding death thus out of the corner of his eye, he conceived it to be noth- ing but rest, and he was filled with a momen- tary astonishment that he should have made an extraordinary commotion over the mere matter of getting killed.
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.
There will be commotion at home and abroad, and men will drop down exhausted on the highways.
One morning he assembled the people and the senate of Syracuse, as if he had to discuss with them things relating to the Republic, and at a given signal the soldiers killed all the senators and the richest of the people; these dead, he seized and held the princedom of that city without any civil commotion. And although he was twice routed by the Carthaginians, and ultimately besieged, yet not only was he able to defend his city, but leaving part of his men for its defence, with the others he attacked Africa, and in a short time raised the siege of Syracuse.
From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all Moscow was in a bustle and commotion. Every day thousands of men wounded at Borodino were brought in by the Dorogomilov gate and taken to various parts of Moscow, and thousands of carts conveyed the inhabitants and their possessions out by the other gates.
Europe, at the period of our tale, was in the commencement of that commotion which afterward shook her political institutions to the centre.
This annunciation excited great commotion among the different sectaries.
LLOYD Cole shot to fame as the purveyor of sophisticated jangle guitar pop with his band The Commotions' debut album in 1984.
The Commotions made three albums and Lloyd's eventful career since then has been divided between singer-songwriting and instrumental electronic output.
The Commotions might be long gone, but Lloyd Cole's passion for music is still going strong.
"People waited five years for the second Blue Nile record, so I think they would have waited more than a year for the second Commotions record; but we were led to believe that we'd be forgotten if that album [Easy Pieces] wasn't out for Christmas 1985.
Commenting further, Amirudin who is contesting for a Central Leadership Council seat at the polls, said he would also place police personnel around the polling stations as a measure to ensure that the commotions in Penang and Kedah would not been repeated.
Alhaji Badaru Abubakar hurriedly concluded his speech as a result of commotions by political thugs who booed the governor when he was delivering his speech at the ceremony.
Lloyd Cole, the former front man of pop group The Commotions, will appear at the Picturedrome on August 18 with friends called The Leopards.