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

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The furore over the bill has laid bare political and social faultlines in the former British colony. Time Staff, Time, "On the Anniversary of Its Return to Chinese Sovereignty, Hong Kong Flies the Rebel Flag," 1 July 2019 As for Mustafi and Koscielny, the defensive partnership didn't seem to struggle with any faces, though the mixture of Petr Cech and David Seaman rightfully caused a furore of hilarity when revealed. SI.com, "VIDEO: Arsenal's Bellerin & Ozil Take on Mustafi & Koscielny in BT Sport's 'Face-Off' Challenge," 2 May 2018 As Arsenal have drifted further and further from a Premier League title challenge and the later rounds of the Champions League, these two groups have grown louder in their furore and more vitriolic in their social media posts. SI.com, "Arsenal Fans Need to Escape the 'Wenger Out' Mentality & Unite Behind Next Manager Whoever it Is," 17 May 2018 But since coming to Washington, other furores show that Mr Pruitt has let his newfound prominence get to his head. The Economist, "Scott Pruitt embarks on a campaign to stifle science at the EPA," 26 Apr. 2018 Best Myth The recent furore over the alleged 'diving' exploits of Wilfried Zaha is a load of nonsense. SI.com, "6 of the Best Moments From the Weekend's English Football Action as FA Cup Finalists Are Decided," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, as reported by Marca, Griezmann has acknowledged that the furore may have upset Atlético's supporters. SI.com, "Antoine Griezmann Admits Uncertainty Around Future May Have 'Irritated' Atlético Fans," 19 June 2018 The item has since been withdrawn from sale on Topman's website after outcry and furore over the message written on the back underneath a large '96'. SI.com, "Retailer Topman Under Fire Over 'What Goes Around' Shirt Seen to Be Mocking Hillsborough Disaster," 16 Mar. 2018 Some observers saw this as insensitive in the context of a furore over the U.S. government’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border with Mexico. David Meyer, Fortune, "Advertisers Are Boycotting 'Full Frontal' After Samantha Bee's Obscene Ivanka Trump Insult," 1 June 2018

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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