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The business world reflects the disturbance of war's reaction.

To him that was the peculiar feature of the disturbance in his nature.

Finally he grasped his kiboko and started in the direction of the disturbance.

Kingozi pushed his way rather angrily to the centre of disturbance.

This ended the day, and the night passed quietly without the least disturbance.

After what had passed about the school, Mrs. Mitchell did not dare make any disturbance.

Then she stood still and looked toward the place of disturbance.

There was a disturbance at the back of the room: the crowd swayed, and peered, and whispered.

She moved without hurry or sign of disturbance on a tour about the room.

Margaret had expected the disturbance, and was not irritated by it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "mental distress," from Old French destorbance (12c., Old North French distorbance), from destourber, from Latin disturbare (see disturb). Meaning "public disturbance" is c.1300; that of "destruction of peace or unity" is late 14c.

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