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He passed to the second division; there the crowd was thicker and more turbulent.

I suppose they, and their Christus, are more turbulent even than the Jews?

It was even a more turbulent river that was pouring west and southwest along the two railroads leading from the Ferry.

I think it no bad scheme to sleep away five or six years to come, since every hour affairs are growing more and more turbulent.

Nowhere throughout the Empire were the Janissaries more turbulent and dangerous or more oppressive to the rayas than in Serbia.

In such a time as that even civilized men become disorderly, and the hostile Creeks grew daily more and more turbulent.

A more fraudulently plausible orator, a more turbulent politician, I have never known.

All at once it came to Gavin that this fragile girl might have a history far sadder and more turbulent than his.

A republic follows; degenerating first into a rude and wild democracy; and thence into a cruel and more turbulent anarchy.

After the firing upon Sumter these meetings grew more and more turbulent, and were held almost daily.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "disorderly, tumultuous, unruly" (of persons), from Middle French turbulent (12c.), from Latin turbulentus "full of commotion, restless," from turba "turmoil, crowd" (see turbid). In reference to weather, attested from 1570s.

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