Sentence Examples with the word COMMOTION

In the same year he laid before the representatives of his people the sketch of a new constitution, but this was rejected, and in the midst of the commotion Frederick died on the 30th of October 1816.

Amid this commotion the king and his ministers remained passive.

A strange commotion in the hallway drew him from his thoughts, and he pushed the kitchen door open.

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A commotion sounded behind him, and he turned.

Chenier attacked the censorship in three pamphlets, and the commotion aroused by the controversy raised keen interest in the piece.

Stripped to our shirts and drawers, we sprang to the white-ash, and after several hours' pulling were almost disposed to renounce the chase, when a general pausing commotion among the whales gave animating token that they were now at last under the influence of that strange perplexity of inert irresolution, which, when the fishermen perceive it in the whale, they say he is gallied.

Wynn heard the commotion from his place on the terrace taking afternoon tea.

Before Dean could comment, the conversation ended as a commotion upstairs called for his attention.

The commotion which had been thus raised did not so easily subside in the more eastern section of the church; the Antiochenes continued to maintain for a considerable time an attitude of antagonism towards Cyril and his creed, and were not pacified until an understanding was reached in 433 on the basis of a new formula involving some material conce9sions by him.

Riotous and disordered as the universal commotion now was, it soon resolved itself into what seemed a systematic movement; for having clumped together at last in one dense body, they then renewed their onward flight with augmented fleetness.