commotion

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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.
Stripped to our shirts and drawers, we sprang to the white-ash, and after several hours' pulling were almost disposed to renounce the chase, when a general pausing commotion among the whales gave animating token that they were now at last under the influence of that strange perplexity of inert irresolution, which, when the fishermen perceive it in the whale, they say he is gallied.
And even should they consent,' said Toby, 'they would only produce a commotion in the valley, in which we might both be sacrificed by these ferocious islanders.
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.
From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all Moscow was in a bustle and commotion.
Europe, at the period of our tale, was in the commencement of that commotion which afterward shook her political institutions to the centre.
let us conceal ourselves in the arch of this aqueduct, and I will inform you presently of the origin of the commotion.