I disturb their efforts to get their children and the few clothes they have with them clean using hoses and battered buckets.
He is carrying the briefcase as he enters the room, so still even in walking that he does not disturb the air around him.
He only brushed a flower so lightly with his fingertips that he did not disturb as much as a petal.
The house is eerily pristine and immaculately preserved; your visit is the only thing threatening to disturb it.
I've spent the morning grading papers and trying to figure out why the Orthodox Union (OU) wants to disturb my Yom Kippur.
It is not easy to disturb them, for the atmosphere protects them.
Educated reflection and skepticism can disturb this spontaneous relation.
Nobody would land upon the island to disturb them while that crazy dog was about.
I am very sorry to disturb you, but I must request you both to go with me, in the name of the Czar.
But there was an apprehension to disturb the tenor of his thoughts, and fall heavily upon his official capacity.
c.1300, "to stop or hinder," from Old French destorber (Old North French distourber) and directly from Latin disturbare "throw into disorder," from dis- "completely" (see dis-) + turbare "to disorder, disturb," from turba "turmoil" (see turbid).
Meaning "to frighten" is late 13c.; that of "to stir up, agitate" is c.1300. Related: Disturbed; disturbing; disturbingly. Middle English also had distourbler (n.) "one who disturbs or incites" (late 14c.).