Examples of uproar in a Sentence
There was a lot of public uproar over the proposed jail.
There have been uproars in the past over similar proposals.
The proposal caused an uproar.
The town was in an uproar over the proposal to build a jail.
Recent Examples of uproar from the Web
Others argue that the uproar surrounding spanking has been overblown.
Moonlight won Best Picture last year, though not without some shock, uproar, and confusion.
The uproar over that sort of nerdery is partly indicative of the influence Golf Channel can have over the industry.
In September, the first-ever school textbook promoting a gender-neutral version of French caused an uproar in France.
Global Citizen reported that, after the uproar over products, Amazon.com removed them from their online selection.
The House vote came hours after President Donald Trump caused an uproar by tweeting that the surveillance program may have been used to spy on his 2016 presidential campaign.
Antonio Conte's decision to take off star player Eden Hazard seemed to cause even more of an uproar, and fans were left baffled by the Italian's second half substitution.
That sparked an uproar, underscoring how the Trump family, with some members working in the White House and others running the family business, has obscured the traditional line between public and private interests.
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Origin and Etymology of uproar
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
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UPROAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uproar for English Language Learners
: a situation in which many people are upset, angry, or disturbed by something
UPROAR Defined for Kids
Definition of uproar for Students
- Now the dining room was in an uproar … as the men jumped to their feet in confusion.
- —Judith Berry Griffin, Phoebe the Spy
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