Examples of mutiny in a Sentence
The mutiny was led by the ship's cook.
The sailors staged a mutiny and took control of the ship.
Recent Examples of mutiny from the Web
There was the 2010 mutiny against coach Raymond Domenech sparked by the team’s dismissal of Nicolas Anelka.
There probably would be a fan mutiny if the Ravens select a defensive player first.
Doctors couldn’t unearth some underlying cause for the muscle tightness, and could find no relation to the mutiny in her gut.
Last year’s mutinies have shown that despite its relative calm and roaring economy, Ivory Coast remains vulnerable to unrest and Ouattara’s hold over the army is tenuous.
Amid reports of a player mutiny against head coach Jorge Sampaoli, the word is that starting striker Sergio Agüero — who took aim at Sampaoli after the 3-0 loss to Croatia — will be benched.
But chaos, player dissent and reports of mutiny is not a good look.
The military always took rumors about mutinies seriously, Otchelio said when contacted by phone.
Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, former Army generals who became president after Park’s father, were imprisoned for mutiny and corruption in 1995, eight years after South Korea became a democracy.
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Origin and Etymology of mutiny
Synonym Discussion of mutiny
- open rebellion against the officers
- a political revolution that toppled the monarchy
- quickly put down the uprising
- a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
- an insurrection of oppressed laborers
- a mutiny led by the ship's cook
Definition of mutiny
- He mutinied not just against God but against the older generation of Romanian intellectuals.
- —Will Blythe
- Months wore on, and about half of [Christopher] Columbus's men mutinied and tried to sail by canoe to Hispaniola.
- —Owen Gingerich
- In April 1779 a draft of sixty men from the 71st Highlanders mutinied when they were told they were to go to America and refused to march aboard the transports.
- —Christopher Hibbert
MUTINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mutiny for English Language Learners
: a situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them
MUTINY Defined for Kids
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