Examples of tempest in a Sentence
the sudden summertime tempest drove us off the golf course and into the clubhouse
the town council handled the tempest over cuts to the school budget as well as could be expected
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This AP tempest could be tempered if federal Judge Michael Anello rules in favor of a San Diego school district’s request for a temporary restraining order that would trigger the release of the AP scores.
The best aspect of OIB’s production is the puppet design by Gabrielle Grafrath, who creates terrifically cartoonish piranha and a witty stylization of bodies being tempest-tossed.
A rare bright spot within the tempest, more Americans voted for Clinton.
The latest tempest in a teapot began in the mouth of SEC analyst Booger McFarland, who told Sirius XM NFL Radio's Ross Tucker that Newton wasn't especially well-liked by his Carolina Panthers teammates, and is not considered a leader.
Another 26,212 people who’d made it past the slings and arrows, the meanness and innocence, the temptations and tempests of childhood.
President Trump’s sudden dismissal of Comey stirred up a political tempest that has yet to abate.
Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild & melting influence of Christianity, than the storms & tempests of fiery Controversy.
Ahead of his arrival in Brussels Thursday, Trump operated largely outside the tempest of Russia controversy that has continued to swell back in Washington.
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Origin and Etymology of tempest
Middle English tempeste, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, alteration of Latin tempestas season, weather, storm, from tempus time
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of tempest
: to raise a tempest in or around
First Known Use of tempest
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: a violent storm
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