fu·​rore | \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr How to pronounce furore (audio) , -ər, especially British fyu̇-ˈrȯ-rē \

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Examples of furore in a Sentence

the store's going-out-of-business sale caused such a furore that security guards had to be called in to restore order baseball fans in a furore as the game stretched to 11 innings
Recent Examples on the Web The furore over Xinjiang cotton just won't go away, and Western fashion houses can't win. David Meyer, Fortune, "As the furore over Xinjiang cotton shows, companies cannot escape politics," 29 Mar. 2021 The decision, which follows the furore earlier this year over the data-sharing, marks the first time the regulator has flexed its muscles in a major way. David Meyer, Fortune, "Easy come, easy go," 4 Mar. 2021 Reporting of Ms Chen’s story has caused a furore ahead of this year’s gaokao, which will take place on July 7th and 8th (it was postponed by a month because of the pandemic). The Economist, "Another kind of test As students prepare for China’s college-entrance exam, a scandal brews," 5 July 2020 Brad Karp, its chairman, responded to the furore by transforming the firm’s management of diversity and inclusion, including introduction of artificial intelligence to detect implicit bias among managers doing performance reviews. The Economist, "Business and race in America Bosses say they want to tackle racial injustice," 11 June 2020 To many of his government’s supporters, muttering over their barbies, the furore was political correctness gone mad. The Economist, "Banyan Racism in Australia is not just a thing of the past," 20 June 2020 Claiming assets from defaulting countries would create a furore. The Economist, "Break time The pandemic is hurting China’s Belt and Road Initiative," 4 June 2020 After the furore caused by Mr Li’s comments, China’s National Bureau of Statistics tried to sort out the confusion this week. The Economist, "Clarifying the battle lines China’s poverty line is not as stingy as commentators think," 20 June 2020 The decision comes amid a furore over Sweden’s strategy to fight the pandemic, after state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell admitted his approach was flawed. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Sweden to drop daily coronavirus briefings as scandal grows over its loose handling of the pandemic," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of furore

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furore

Italian, from Latin furor

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11 Apr 2021

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“Furore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furore. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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