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tem puhst

  • n  a violent commotion or disturbance
    it was only a tempest in a teapot
  • n  (literary) a violent wind
    a tempest swept over the island

  • A century ago conservative Britons comforted themselves that their House of Lords was an anchor against the tempest of public opinion.
  • When last we saw the lost Ark of the Covenant in action, it had been dug up by Indiana Jones in Egypt and ark-napped by Nazis, whom the Ark proceeded to incinerate amidst a tempest .
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  • Unseam'd Shakespeare's The Tempest, or The Enchanted Isle
    This Tempest is quick-moving if not so quick-witted. by Michelle Pilecki There are two important things to remember when approaching Unseam'd Shakespeare Co.'s production of The Tempest, or The Enchanted Isle. First, this isn't Shakespeare, but Oregonian playwright Scott Palmer's 2011 adaptation of John Dryden and William D'Avenant's Restoration-era (1667) adaptation of the Bard's less ...
    June 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper
  • Review: Unseam’d players deliver ‘Tempest’ with abundant humor
    By Alice T. Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The idea of a contemporary adaptation of a Restoration-era adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” sounded unwise, if not downright unnecessary. Did Shakespeare really need improvement? ...
    June 16, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • Fulton board opts to pay bottled water bill
    Call it Five Star Water-gate ... or a tempest in a specially brewed teapot.   Both fit.   Even if the amount of taxpayer money involved is small, Fulton County Board member Ed Huggins believes the principle is large. He does not think the county highway department should get bottled water on the public dime if the water from the tap in their building is drinkable. And his investigation shows ...
    June 15, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star

  • James S. Thomas in FOXNews
    I think this is a tempest in a teapot,Thomas said.
  • Emma Lazarus in Arab American News
    Emma Lazarus wrote in 1886 speaking on behalf of the Statue of Liberty, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me. I lift my...
  • Taro Aso in International Herald Tribune
    Aso said Japan's economy was hit by "a tempest that comes once in 100 years" and his government would muster all its efforts to help the country weather "a financial disaster."

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