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Definition of Disturbance

  • An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
  • Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
  • Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
  • The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.
  • the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
  • a noisy fight
  • activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
  • electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  • a disorderly outburst or tumult
  • (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
  • an unhappy and worried mental state

How to use disturbance in a sentence. Disturbance pronunciation.

Louise, in the meantime, kept quiet as a mouse-so strangely quiet, indeed, that Emmeline's prophetic soul dreaded some impending disturbance, worse than any they had yet suffered.
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It is common enough in Russia, where in political disturbances students are very often prominent.
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It is Nature's ordinance that motherhood shall be attained through phases of mental disturbance, which leave the sufferer scarce a pretence of responsibility.
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She has even a little property of her own; and I shouldn't wonder if she has friends who might make a disturbance if her-her vagaries could be in any way connected with me and my circle.
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Neither my men nor mules showed any signs of disturbance, and we remained in our perilous position nearly twenty minutes, the enemy's shells bursting all around us, until ordered to the rear by the chief-of-staff.
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The Islanders, whose experience of navigation extended only to a slight paddling in their lagoon, in the half of a hollow trunk of a tree, for the purpose of fishing, mistook the tight little frigate for a great fish; and being now aware of the cause of this disturbance, and at the same time feeling confident that the monster could never make way through the shallow waters to the island, they recovered their courage, and gazed upon the labouring leviathan with the same interested nonchalance with which students at a modern lecture observe an expounding philosopher.
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There were also some dozen commercial treaties to be signed, or canvassed, or cancelled; and a report having got about that there was a rumour that some disturbance had broken out in some parts unknown, a flying expedition was despatched, with sealed orders, to circumnavigate the globe and arrange affairs.
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Even the prudent Skindeep, who had sought refuge in a closet, had lost his nose, which was a pity; because, although this gentleman had never been in Blunderland before, he had passed his whole life in maintaining that the accounts of the disturbances in that country were greatly exaggerated.
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He said that this disturbance was occasioned by the return of the expedition destined to the Isle of Fantaisie.
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It was plain that he knew it was not a crow, that he understood it to be a signal of some sort. The half-breed suddenly turned, starting toward the shore of the lake at a brisk pace, worming his way through the bushes with almost no disturbance at all, even at the swift pace he was keeping up.
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The disturbance is, perhaps, only a passing one.
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That these things, once laid down in the organic law of the country, should not be subject to disturbance except by the extraordinary and difficult process of amendment prescribed by the Constitution was the dictate of the highest political wisdom; and it was only because of the manifest wisdom upon which it was based that the Constitution, in spite of many trials and drawbacks, commanded, during nearly a century and a half of momentous history, the respect and devotion of generation after generation of American citizens.
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If evidence should come to hand which indicates that a majority of the American people favor the retention of the Amendment now that it is an accomplished fact, this will not prove that they favored its adoption in the first place; it may be that they wish to give it a fuller trial, or it may be that they do not wish to go through the upheaval and disturbance of a fresh agitation of the question or it may be some other reason quite different from what was in the situation four years ago.
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Let them say what they will: to premeditate is doubtless a very great advantage; and besides, is it nothing to go so far, at least, without disturbance or alteration?
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In short, attraction and harmony of things are the cause of the production of fruits and useful results, while repulsion and inharmony of things are the cause of disturbance and annihilation.
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Throughout these years of disturbance and commotion when the world of humanity was physically and spiritually afflicted, the friends of God passed the day in rest, ease and comfort.
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When the news came that his sister-in-law was dying, he set off at once for London, but on the way thought of nothing but the disturbance in his life that would be caused if her death forced him to undertake the care of her son.
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There was a general disturbance.
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But all these suggestions were but flotsam and jetsam cast to the surface by a more profound disturbance, which, as she could not consider it at present, manifested its existence by these grotesque nods and beckonings.
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Whining and crying, mixed in with the begging, created a good bit of disturbance.
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Examples of Disturbance

Example #1
At luncheon, Louise made known that she would have to leave in the middle of dinner to catch a train.
Example #2
Whether that unknown person would discharge the debt his betrothed was incurring seemed an altogether uncertain matter.
Example #3
If a young Russian gives his intellectual assent to a theory, his first thought is to illustrate it in his life.
Example #4
Indeed, an American student leading a radical political mob is simply unthinkable.
Example #5
Nancy would play strange pranks, by which, assuredly, he would be driven to exasperation if they passed under his eyes.
Example #6
But a woman in her situation cannot be depended upon to pursue a consistent course.