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Examples of ruction in a Sentence
the ruction ended with everyone involved getting arrested
the ruction outside the door prompted me to investigate what was going on
Recent Examples of ruction from the Web
Lurking behind Thursday’s headlines on steel and aluminum tariffs—relatively small parts of U.S. trade—is the threat of much bigger ructions to come.
Alvaro Morata has reportedly caused slight ructions in the Chelsea dressing room over his whinging personality.
Mourinho, however, is resisting the France international's plea to switch his defensive duties to a more attack-minded role in the team, and the issue is believed to have caused slight ructions in the dressing room between the pair.
The three-year war in Yemen has added to strains on Saudi finances and is starting to cause ructions with the kingdom’s most important ally, the U.S. Increasing civilian casualties have drawn international condemnation.
Such a desire could cause ructions between the two parties, and manager Antonio Conte will be hopeful that all can come to some form of arrangement to keep a key player out of the clutches of a title rival.
One of her main concerns was that a financial ruction could impede, if not destroy, growth.
The balance of power between aerospace firms and their suppliers is causing ructions.
What about a financial ruction of some sort, such as a stock-market crash?
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Did You Know?
English offers up a scramble of colorful words for what can happen when tempers spill over. For example, we have melee, fracas, donnybrook, ruckus, and one especially for baseball fans, rhubarb. Ruction is rarer than most of these. Etymologists speculate that ruction came to English in the early 19th century as a shortening and alteration of another word suggesting an episode of violence: insurrection. The earliest uses of ruction specifically make reference to the Irish Rebellion of 1798, an uprising against British rule on that island. Ruckus came later, toward the end of the 19th century, and was probably formed by combining ruction with rumpus.
Origin and Etymology of ruction
First Known Use: circa 1825See Words from the same year
ado, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, commotion, disturbance, foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoopla, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo;
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