havoc havoc  /ˈhæ vək/

Definition(s):

  • (n) violent and needless disturbance

Usage(s):

  1. The century had its minor villains and antiheroes who caused no little bit of havoc.
  2. Munro's fiction seems uncannily true to the world because destiny plays havoc with characters' circumstances even when they don't do the same themselves.
  3. Another 150 or more lay writhing in the havoc, grotesquely scorched.

News

  1. Rain, lightning wreak havoc for Delco, U.S. Open fans and players

    It was a dark and stormy Thursday morning all over Delaware County, with a first round of fast-moving thunderstorms wreaking havoc that included fires in Swarthmore and Marple apparently caused by lightning strikes, power outages primarily in Newtown Township and a temporary delay in the much-anticipated first round of the U.S. Open in Haverford.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: News of Delaware County

  2. IMMIGRATION ISN'T REALLY A SCANDAL

    Well, of course the government is spying on Americans! Look at the havoc caused by American citizens engaging in terrorism.There's "American citizen" David Coleman Headley, who conspired with Pakistani military officers to commit the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that left more than 160 people dead.Headley's ancestors served under Gen. George Washington -- no, I'm sorry, Headley was ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ann Coulter via Yahoo! News

  3. Cooler Master Adds Havoc to Mouse Lineup

    Cooler Master has announced the addition of the Havoc laser mouse to the CM Storm product line of gaming accessories. The mouse is capable of 8200 DPI to allow for extremely fast mouse speed in game. Eight programmable buttons allow users to customize their experience and 128kb of onboard memory lets you take your settings with you. The Havoc also has full RGB support to give users different ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

Quotes

  1. "A high-risk and short-term bonus culture wrought havoc with the global economy and taxpayers paid the price," she said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Arlene McCarthy Source: The Australian

  2. Landrieu said a halt in these drilling activities for six months will "wreak economic havoc on the region."
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Mary Landrieu Source: The Associated Press

  3. "It is evident that the group that carried these attacks, based outside the country, had come with single-minded determination to create havoc in the commercial capital of the country," Singh said.
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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