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 week’s tempest dropped snow by the foot from Pennsylvania to New England.
At the south pole, five storms formed a pentagon around a central tempest.
As the characters converge and the tempest takes over, Cohen delivers a few gonzo set pieces, most memorably a face-off at the center of town where rip-roaring winds turn a pile of hubcaps into weapons of mass destruction.
Talking about the Brady kiss is a pesky distraction for some people who, just days before the Super Bowl, gave this tempest in a timeline a big kiss-off.
Tonight that riff comes out of the massive baritone sax of Clare Daly, the fairy godmother of saxophonists, who blows with the fury of a tempest.
And those attempts have been setting off miniature tempests in their respective teapots, perhaps signaling a larger cultural shift toward accountability.
But despite the rumors and threats of being sacked, Sessions hangs on and continues to ride out the President’s temperamental tempest.
Now, CBS New York reports another Norwegian ship cut through the whipping winds and turbulent seas of last week's tempest.
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Origin and Etymology of tempest
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw;
First Known Use of tempest
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Definition of tempest for English Language Learners
: a violent storm
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