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She had made the varsity basketball team, one of the few bright spots during all the upheaval.

Amid the management upheaval, the company’s fortunes sagged.

The coronavirus pandemic has made strategic planning harder because of economic upheaval, personal stress, work and lifestyle changes, and the unpredictability of everything.

We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and national political upheaval unlike anything we’ve seen in the past 150 years.

By now, schools and students are accustomed to the flux after the pandemic abruptly emptied campuses last March and caused widespread upheaval at the start of the school year in August and September.

And by 1918 there had been a tumultuous upheaval of the four dynasties that dominated East and Central Europe.

The country, long viewed as stable, has recently been home to upheaval.

At a time when the rest of their lives were in no small upheaval, this result was a reassurance.

Nothing is particularly clear because Thailand is in the middle of political upheaval and governed by martial law.

That would be a recipe not just for Ukrainian instability but for instability and upheaval throughout the entire region.

He was rejoicing in the upheaval that permitted debts to be paid with a bludgeon and money to be made without toil.

Aristide composed his face into an expression of parental interest; but within him there was shivering and sickening upheaval.

Life was a long business, not limited by the fiery upheaval which was shaking the foundations of social order.

For the social upheaval which the Reformation had brought about came in the train of a long period of economic disorder.

When he called him “Dick, old man”, it gave evidence of an internal upheaval without parallel.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upheaval, such as: cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, disorder, disruption, and disturbance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.