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unsettlement

[uhn-set-l-muh nt] /ʌnˈsɛt l mənt/
noun
1.
an act or an instance of unsettling.
2.
the state or quality of being unsettled:
Such strange behavior caused me some unsettlement.
Origin of unsettlement
1640-1650
1640-50; unsettle + -ment
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  • He need not inquire to know that the time was one of revolution, change, and unsettlement.

    The Irish Constitution Darrell Figgis
  • How long, it may be asked, did this period of unsettlement last?

  • Delay in travelling is usually an annoyance, because it causes the unsettlement of a settled purpose.

  • Naturally one did not notice or foresee the trend of his unsettlement.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • No doubt in times of unsettlement the king would behave most favourably towards a loyal section of his people.

  • The result of all this agitation is an unsettlement that paralyzes business.

    Humanly Speaking Samuel McChord Crothers
  • But even then, his interest in their welfare was unabated; and he knew the perils of a time of unsettlement.

    A Century of Christian Service C. Silvester Horne
  • It is occasioned by an unsettlement and it aims at overcoming a disturbance.

  • All traces of the unsettlement of those few nervous weeks seemed to have passed away.

    The Golden Web Anthony Partridge
  • That, however, was denied him, and the period of his journeyings was little else than a season of unsettlement and suspense.

    Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun

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