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Examples of brouhaha in a Sentence
A brouhaha erupted over her statements about the president.
There's been a lot of brouhaha about her statements.
Recent Examples of brouhaha from the Web
Langley, for his part, tried to brazen his way through the brouhaha.
After the brouhaha in 2016 about the Academy’s plan to take away voting rights from inactive members, scant few people were ever affected.
The local angle Shockingly, for once, the only Philadelphian involved in the current brouhaha is Robert Mueller himself.
But a recent email reminder about the policy for the dance coming up on Oct. 7 kicked up a new brouhaha on Facebook and Twitter.
Second-year player Sheldon Mac attended the University of Miami, which happened to be under investigation in that whole NCAA men’s basketball brouhaha.
For instance, after congressional hearings and other brouhaha surrounding the exposure of singer Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl in 2004, the FCC fined 20 stations owned by CBS’s corporate parent at the time.
But Catholic observers don't think this brouhaha will go anywhere.
His search engine came out of the fake news brouhaha largely unscathed.
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There is a bit of a brouhaha over the etymology of brouhaha. Some etymologists think the word is onomatopoeic in origin, but others believe it comes from the Hebrew phrase bārŪkh habbā’, meaning "blessed be he who enters" (Psalms 118:26). Although we borrowed our spelling and meaning of brouhaha directly from French in the late 19th century, etymologists have connected the French derivation to that frequently recited Hebrew phrase, distorted to something like brouhaha by worshippers whose knowledge of Hebrew was limited. Thus, once out of the synagogue, the word first meant "a noisy confusion of sound" - a sense that was later extended to refer to any tumultuous and confused situation.
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