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a juh tay shuhn

  • n  a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  • n  a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
  • n  the feeling of being agitated; not calm
  • n  disturbance usually in protest
  • n  the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

  • His noisy agitation to get Corsica and Tunis from France was rated as a weak bluff whose immediate objectives were no more than cheaper tolls for Italian ships in the Suez .
  • He was appalled by Gandhi's mass agitation campaigns because they were illegal and unconstitutional, appealed to popular emotion and, in Jinnah's eyes, led only to chaos and .
  • Despite JI's clear record of agitation in Indonesia, Jakarta has yet to formally acknowledge the network's existence, largely out of fear of offending the country's Muslim .
News & Articles

  • Thousands Gather for Protests in Brazil’s Largest Cities
    Agitation had begun with small protests against bus-fare increases, then evolved into a broader movement against the country’s high cost of living and lavish new stadium projects.
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times
  • Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation
    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    June 12, 2013 - Joystiq

  • Barbra Streisand in USA Today
    She has expressed to me very strongly that her father not be the conservator,Streisand said. "There has been an estrangement for quite some time. With him as conservator, that is causing her more agitation and more distress."
  • Ratan Tata in Business Standard
    As there were no signs of a breakthrough in the impasse, Tata Motors yesterday said "it has been constrained to suspend the construction and commissioning work at the Nano plant in Singur in view of continued confrontation and agitation at the...
  • Peter Costello in Sydney Morning Herald
    Mr Costello says his refusal to back Shell's bid for Woodside Petroleum in 2001 "caused a great deal of agitation" in Treasury, which had already prepared a news release announcing the Shell bid would be approved.

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