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
The ban has caused upheaval in the global trade in e-waste, diverting huge amounts to smaller nations ill equipped to handle the overflow.
There has been an upheaval in the entertainment business over the past year related to the #MeToo movement.
Pruitt's use of his subordinates to perform nonofficial duties has already caused upheaval within the agency.
The panel discussion was held to celebrate the N.S.C.’s seventieth anniversary, but the subtext of the evening, which the panelists were too scrupulously diplomatic to acknowledge, was the profound upheaval of the present moment.
The Kingwood area faces a major traffic upheaval this spring, and Texas Department of Transportation officials are still working on plans to make a painful experience as bearable as possible for drivers.
New revelations of misspending come as the emergency prep agency has faced scrutiny from Oregon's own auditors and upheaval in its upper ranks.
Such a development would cause a soul-shattering upheaval in my mental life.
While lung function predictably reduced from the screaming and general upheaval, so did the feeling of shortness of breath.
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UPHEAVAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upheaval for English Language Learners
: a major change or period of change that causes a lot of conflict, confusion, anger, etc.
: an occurrence in which a part of the Earth's surface moves up forcefully
UPHEAVAL Defined for Kids
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