Origin of upheaval
Examples from the Web for upheaval
The country, long viewed as stable, has recently been home to upheaval.
That would be a recipe not just for Ukrainian instability but for instability and upheaval throughout the entire region.
A real world of upheaval was also unfolding, in which, for example, a 1976 bomb at La Guardia airport had killed 11 people.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News|Tim Teeman|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 75 years old, the tribal leader Agha has lived through decades of war and upheaval.Afghan Diplomat: The Security Agreement Will Be Signed|Jacob Siegel, Sami Yousafzai|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During any other month, that news alone would have signaled a new world order, an upheaval in the pecking order.Does Katie Couric’s Move to Yahoo Signal the End of Old Media Dominance?|David Freedlander|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The strength of the strikers in the British upheaval of 1911, however, has been grossly exaggerated on both sides.Socialism As It Is|William English Walling
The big Bristols swung into line-astern formation and bashed through the first upheaval of Flak-88 shells.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
Fred and Flossy were perhaps in the wrong in causing such an upheaval in a very model household.Skookum Chuck Fables|Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
There certainly were evidences of an upheaval, however, in plain sight.The Doctor's Red Lamp|Various
Mrs. Marmaduke Vane's many chains and necklets tinkled with the upheaval of her delighted laughter.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
1838, in geology, from Middle English verb upheave (c.1300, cf. Old Frisian upheva, Old High German ufhevan, German aufheben), from up + heave (v.) + -al (2). Figurative sense, with reference to convulsions of society, etc., recorded from 1850.