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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
However, the threat of wholesale changes caused ructions throughout the sport before the decision was announced.
Dudamel’s reluctance to engage in the political ructions of his native country was a rare point of vulnerability until last year, when his criticism of President Maduro led to the cancellation of two tours with the Bolivár orchestra.
Russian fans, indirectly representing a state which would host the world's celebration of the sport two years following, facing off with those from England in one of the fiercest ructions for nearly 20 years.
In this novel, Zebra, an Iranian exile, uses literature to grapple with the historical ructions that define her life.
Russia and Brazil strengthened as well, after a period of political ructions and low commodity prices.
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.
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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.
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