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Every one, even in a turbulent, ill-disciplined life, should do the same.

Confused and turbulent as Tiverton had become, Nicholas Oldfield settled her at once.

The events of that day dropped out of my mind in the turbulent weeks that followed.

We sell the thrones of angels for a short and turbulent pleasure.

This bred high tempers, turbulent manners and contempt for the weak.

But although the surface is placid the depths are turbulent.

I could see we were doomed to have turbulent meals this voyage.

Was it the voice of turbulent centuries and the lapsing tides of men?

They had been impatient and enduring, turbulent and devoted, unruly and faithful.

The girl was fatigued with turbulent emotions, lonely and heartsick.

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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