Examples of roil in a Sentence
Financial markets have been roiled by the banking crisis.
the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore
Recent Examples of roil from the Web
Doing otherwise would invite accusations that Republicans were simply tossing people off coverage and roil insurance markets by raising the question of whether, when and how Congress might replace Obama's law once it was gone.
The board’s decision on Thursday appeared to close a legal saga that has roiled Israeli society and politics for years.
That was evident by the anticipation that roiled through the room before the show and the palpable excitement throughout it: Lots of warm memories were revived.
When not chopping wood or feeding the ducks, Plummer's Kaiser is a roiling mix of regret and frustration: a king without power.
When not chopping wood or feeding the ducks, Plummer’s kaiser is a roiling mix of regret and frustration: a king without power.
After roiling voters and political onlookers and sparking a debate about the role of special interest money in municipal politics, Wolfson closed his PAC that fall.
April Kauffman’s 2012 murder inside her bedroom roiled the affluent suburb of Linwood, outside Atlantic City.
Concerns over things like water issues have roiled some communities, prompting resistance to industry.
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Origin and Etymology of roil
First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
ROIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roil for English Language Learners
: to upset (someone or something) very much : to cause (someone or something) to become very agitated or disturbed
: to move in a violent and confused way
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