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
The remarks caused an uproar among officials in Cameroon and in the local media, which accused him of trying to influence a foreign election.
The federal government request came after the president reversed his zero-tolerance policy that caused uproar when children were taken from their parents in emotional scenes caught on camera.
Shocked bystanders filmed his actions, which caused an uproar on social media.
The appointment comes after a difficult period last year when a professor’s racially charged Facebook post caused an uproar and drew nationwide attention.
Others, like President Gerald Ford's pre-emptive pardon of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton's still unbelievable pardon of Marc Rich, the wealthy former husband of his political benefactor, rightly cause an uproar.
The photos, since deleted by the person who posted them, caused an uproar heard by media all the way in Australia.
As a rule, parties almost always support incumbents, which is one reason why the slate of endorsements sparked uproar when it was announced earlier this week, including from elected Democrats in the state.
The blueberry soft serve occasionally swirled with vanilla or topped with sprinkles, even once caused an uproar.
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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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