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 dispute was among the first consequences of political upheaval in Italy, where anti-migrant leaders recently rose to power with a pledge to crack down on new arrivals from the Middle East and Africa.
The latest upheaval of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, comes on the heels of an eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued almost nonstop for 35 years, destroying more than 200 dwellings and other structures.
The political upheaval that has created western Europe's first populist government this week has been dubbed the start of Italy's Third Republic.
More worryingly, political upheaval in the eurozone’s third-largest member threatens a fresh outbreak of government debt and banking crises the ECB has worked hard to contain over the past six years.
Over the last year, the president has been systematically ending Temporary Protected Status for immigrant groups who were granted amnesty in the United States following natural disasters or political upheaval in their own countries.
Uranus is known as the planet of sudden change, upheaval, and revolution, but one of his favorite activities is questioning authority and social programming.
Heineken’s namesake brand had double-digit volume growth in Brazil in 2017, which is improving after a slump caused by a currency devaluation and political upheaval.
The political upheaval brings flashbacks of tensions 30 years ago, when South Korea hosted its first Olympics in the summer of 1988 in Seoul under threat from North Korea.
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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
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