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upheaval

uhp hee vuhl

  • n  a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
  • n  a violent disturbance
  • n  (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
  • n  disturbance usually in protest

  • Not since the days of Napoleon had the schools of France been threatened with such an upheaval.
  • The upheaval in the south was the latest sign of unrest among the Soviet Union's more than 100 national ethnic groups.
  • Vietnam is the latest country to report an alarming skew towards boy babies, one that may lead to vast societal upheaval.
News & Articles

  • Full council again in Elmwood Place
    A southwest Ohio village in upheaval over its use of traffic cameras to catch speeders has rebuilt its council after the majority had resigned.
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 19 Cincinnati
  • Elmwood Place has village council again
    A Hamilton County village in upheaval over its use of traffic cameras to catch speeders has rebuilt its council after the majority had resigned.
    June 12, 2013 - WLWT-TV Cincinnati
  • Full council again in Ohio village
    A southwest Ohio village in upheaval over its use of traffic cameras to catch speeders has rebuilt its council after the majority had resigned.
    June 12, 2013 - WTRF Wheeling
Quotes

  • Mr Blackwell in FOXNews
    I felt that it was inappropriate at this time to make comment, when her personal life is in such upheaval. I hope 2008 is a better year for her,Blackwell said.
  • Howard Stringer in Denver Post
    The massive economic upheaval being experienced across the globe is sparing no one in the consumer electronics world,Stringer said, adding that details of the additional steps will be announced in April or May.
  • Gloria Estefan in FOXNews
    After so many years of planning to perform there, but because of logistics, you know, and a lot of political upheaval in Latin America ...... being available to do it was just too difficult,Estefan explained. "I spent 15 years of my life...

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