Origin of tumultuous
Examples from the Web for tumultuous
William Marshal was born in 1147, and his life was tumultuous from the beginning.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exploring the pangs of this tumultuous relationship is what most attracted Kent to this project.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And by 1918 there had been a tumultuous upheaval of the four dynasties that dominated East and Central Europe.
Ferdinand Cheval was born the son of peasants in the tumultuous, newly democratic France.
The decision to cease operations at the multi-site church is the culmination of a tumultuous year.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She appeared to hesitate over her answer, and he could feel her tumultuous breathing.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
The next afternoon, however, the Duchessa di Santangiolo appeared on the opposite bank of the tumultuous Aco.The Cardinal's Snuff-Box|Henry Harland
He was tumultuous and impatient with his environment and obligations, all, seemingly, standing in the way of his happiness.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
I cannot describe the tumultuous feelings which came rushing into my bosom when I saw that child.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
Then is the sea loosed from its chains: the tumultuous breakers dash upon the affrighted shore: the sea-walls are all swept away!Legends of the Bastille|Frantz Funck-Brentano
1540s, from Old French tumultuous (Modern French tumultueux), from Latin tumultuosus, from tumultus (see tumult). Related: Tumultuously.