Examples of upheaval in a Sentence
The civil rights movement marked a period of social upheaval in the U.S.
the emotional upheaval of divorce
a period of cultural and social upheavals
The island was created by an upheaval of the ocean floor.
The lake was formed by geologic upheaval.
Recent Examples of upheaval from the Web
Had Lambert's challenge been heard and upheld, thousands of convictions in the two outlier states could have been thrown into upheaval.
What’s remarkable is how Uhry folds all this social upheaval into the play without ever getting preachy or didactic.
Former Rio de Janeiro governor pulled from on-air radio show CEO of world’s largest meatpacker among those arrested Even by the standards set by Brazil’s recent political upheaval, Wednesday has been a dramatic day.
Futbol Club Cincinnati's roster upheaval Wednesday morning indicated the club is looking for better, more talented players for its roster entering 2018.
This week, the biggest upheaval came in the Big 12, home of the nation’s top four teams in total offense through three weeks (Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State).
In such times of upheaval, the tendency is to view the world as a zero-sum game – that for someone to win, someone else has to lose.
Rage and revolution are called for, and such upheaval requires more professional investment by more females, not less.
Bloomberg's Matthew Boesler explains how the Fed's structure may protect monetary policy from upheaval.
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First Known Use of upheaval
Synonymsbouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, storm, tempest, tumult, convulsion, uproar
Related Wordsinsurgency, insurrection, mutiny, overthrow, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, subversion, unrest, uprising, upset; fit, seizure, spasm; eruption, flare-up, outbreak, outburst; 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; quaking, rocking, shaking, trembling
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