a style or movement of German literature of the latter half of the 18th century: characterized chiefly by impetuosity of manner, exaltation of individual sensibility and intuitive perception, opposition to established forms of society and thought, and extreme nationalism.
tumult; turmoil; upheaval.
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How to use Sturm und Drang in a sentence
Kathy took me on, and after a fair amount of Sturm und Drang—young writers do think every word is precious!
The man at the center of the Sturm und Drang was a spy in the offices of the German BND intelligence service.The CIA’s Bumbling German Spy Was More Austin Powers and Less James Bond | Christopher Dickey, Nadette De Visser | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe all this Sturm und Drang will give birth to a new lime-lite generation of cocktails.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 | Kara Cutruzzula | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All the political Sturm und Drang around the jobs numbers is appropriate.
Areheart herself told one literary agent that dealing with Jackson was “a huge nightmare, just a lot of Sturm und Drang.”
The crows regard them as fair game, hence their nest-building season is a time of Sturm und Drang.A Bird Calendar for Northern India | Douglas Dewar
There is a Sturm und Drang period in every man's life, depend upon it.Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
We find no humour, no Sturm und Drang, no inequalities and incoherences of passion.Primavera | Stephen Phillips, Laurence Binyon, Manmohan Ghose and Arthur Shearly Cripps
It was one of his earliest works, Sturm und Drang , which gave its name to this literary epoch.
They witnessed the close of his Sturm und Drang period and his complete transformation into a master.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 1 of 2) | Florence May
British Dictionary definitions for Sturm und Drang
a German literary movement of the latter half of the 18th century, characterized by a reaction against rationalism
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