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Mrs. Page could not get back of Harriet's revolt to its cause.

The mind of Chief Inspector Heat was inaccessible to ideas of revolt.

Injustice has always roused me to revolt, and injustice was certainly having its fling.

There was not a word of gratitude to this man, not a murmur of vengeance nor of revolt.

The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity, and revolt.

A revolt roused him, and he was on the point of shouting out the truth.

But Pierre was unable to pray, so powerfully did revolt stir him.

With that cry of revolt and compassion, the friends separated for the night.

For a hasty moment he visioned the commencement of the revolt.

The secret gorge was the headquarters of the revolt, he argued.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French revolter (15c.), from Italian rivoltare "to overthrow, overturn," from Vulgar Latin *revolvitare "to overturn, overthrow," frequentative of Latin revolvere (past participle revolutus) "turn, roll back" (see revolve). Related: Revolted; revolting.

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