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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPROAR

Omar Ben became conscious of an uproar beyond the garden wall.

At that moment there was an uproar from the upper part of the hotel.

When last seen, the environs of the works were filled with violence and uproar.

There was a sudden lull in the uproar when Mr. Minturn opened the door.

I heard the uproar of people behind the door and of the crowd in the street.

This time there could be no doubt as to whence the uproar came.

In the uproar forward, Madden heard the cries: "Th' dinghy's swamped!"

No one could say that this was true or false, in such an uproar; but where was Hugh?

And the uproar increased from an act of vigor on Madame Boche's part.

When the last battalions came in sight the uproar was deafening.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," related to Old English hreran "to move, stir, shake" (see rare (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar.

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