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Here the tumult of mingled emotion subsided in a flood of tears.

The poor dog heard the tumult, and leapt to your aid, sir, and we made after him.

In a tumult of thought, Hope went and sat half-unconsciously by the window.

But I tried to listen and answer that I might hide from John my tumult.

The shouting and the tumult gave me great pleasure; but, oh!

But, motionless as he lay, the tumult of his mind continued unabated.

No tumult followed this wide and instantaneous emancipation.

All my little sanctuary was in a tumult; men and women alike could not keep still.

Then laughter arose and a tempest of bravos, quite a tumult of enjoyment.

Although the windows were closed, a tumult could be heard rising from the footways.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French tumulte (12c.), from Latin tumultus "commotion, disturbance," related to tumere "to be excited, swell" (see thigh).

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