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  • n  a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion

  • That task is to be a highly visible and articulate disturber of the complacent and the comfortable.
  • To judge by his treatment in the mercurial British press, Adenauer was right in his fear of being isolated as a peace disturber just because he warned against the "artificial .
  • No mere disturber, no second-rate competitor disgruntled over his own failures uttered those words last week at Langley Field.
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  • Davidson on James Turrell’s Hallucinatory Guggenheim Transformation
    Visitors to the Guggenheim Museum usually pause in the cylinder of space and glance upwards, letting their eyes follow the whorl of the ramp as it spirals toward the skylight. James Turrell, virtuoso of light and disturber of visual fields, has given them a new reason to raise their gaze: ... More »
    June 17, 2013 - Vulture

  • John McCain in International Herald Tribune
    McCain said King "was called an agitator, a troublemaker, a malcontent, and a disturber of the peace. These are often the terms applied to men and women of conscience who will not endure cruelty, nor abide injustice. We hear them to this day - in...
  • Anwar Ibrahim in International Herald Tribune
    One lie after another has been concocted to tarnish my name. I have been portrayed by the powers-that-be as a disturber of the peace,Anwar wrote in his blog. "But the ones who trouble the people are these figures who are afraid of their...
  • Chris Simon in Newsday
    He's a real -- I don't know how to say it nicely -- a disturber out there,Simon said. "That's his game. I don't necessarily think you need to get involved with him. Whistle to whistle, play hard against him, but once the whistle blows,...

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