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
James Polk pardoned John Fremont, who’d been convicted of mutiny.
The restored leader seems to be buying the loyalty of Dwight, who was Simon’s partner in not looking all that hard for the missing Negan, especially after Dwight rats out Simon in the latter’s plan to mutiny.
Gleeful in mutiny, Haddish's fellow passengers beseech her to hijack microphone duties from Captain Nick.
The former military dictator Chun Doo-hwan was sentenced to death and his friend and successor, Roh Tae-woo, was sentenced to 22½ years in prison on bribery, mutiny and sedition charges in 1996.
Instead, with the crew threatening another mutiny, Foster and Meaher agreed to burn the ship.
Shulkin, a favorite of Trump’s who by most accounts tallied multiple wins in his first year serving a crucial constituency for the president, is fighting to regain his standing amid a mutiny.
That has seemingly led to an unspoken anger among the rest of Arsene Wenger's squad and, coupled with the club's terrible form of late, could lead to some form of dressing room mutiny if the Frenchman is not careful.
Wilder theories emerged of sea monsters, mutinies and meteorites.
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Origin and Etymology of mutiny
First Known Use: 1540See Words from the same year
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
First Known Use of mutiny
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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
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