Origin of tumult
Examples from the Web for tumult
The tumult was such that young Sarah had cause to worry that she might not get even a glimpse of Will and Kate.
Jordan also became famous off the court, both for his gambling and for tumult in his personal life.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits of a New Michael Jordan Biography|William O’Connor|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was, however, also caught up in the tumult of his ailing marriage to Ava Gardner.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant|The Telegraph|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That period included the tumult of the U.S. leaving the gold standard, the oil shock, and the rise of inflation.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One|Daniel Gross|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then, he ducked out the side door to avoid the very kind of tumult he had just said he honored and felt was so necessary.
When he tired of the tumult of the bar-room and a sense of his better self came over him, some one said: "Give us another, Tom."
"Then I'll go on," and he glanced at Julie, who sat still, controlling her expression of face but with tumult in her heart.The Come Back|Carolyn Wells
Seldom has a theological topic caused such a blaze of tumult.
Yet in the tumult several details, which had rather puzzled Anthony Fry, grew painfully clear.In And Out|Edgar Franklin
On the third day after the tumult, Genseric boldly advanced from the port of Ostia to the gates of the defenceless city.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for tumult
Word Origin for tumult
Word Origin and History for tumult
early 15c., from Old French tumulte (12c.), from Latin tumultus "commotion, disturbance," related to tumere "to be excited, swell" (see thigh).