unrest : Common Errors in English

About unrest

Journalists often use this mild term to describe all manner of civildisorders, but it’s silly to call mayhem or chaos merely “unrest” whenthere are bullets flying about and bodies lying in the streets.

unrest Meaning(s)

  • (n) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
  • (n) a feeling of restless agitation

unrest in News

  1. Leadership Lessons From Turkey's Unrest: The Rise Of Moral Authority

    In the 21st century, being in power doesn't mean having power. Dov Seidman, author and CEO of the corporate good governance company LRN, expands on ideas he discusses in today's Thomas Friedman column about the critical mistakes of Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Once again a Mideast nation, this time Turkey , has been rocked by civil unrest. At first, this might seem surprising ...
    on June 19, 2013 Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Political unrest forces UI group to alter travel plans

    The unrest that’s lingered in Egypt after its regime change in early 2011 prompted University of Iowa law professor Adrien Wing to cancel a planned trip there this month with a group of law students.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  3. Israeli general warns of unrest if no peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Failure to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations could stir unrest in the West Bank, Israel's top army commander in the territory warned Tuesday.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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