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Turmoil


TURMOIL', noun [I know not the origin of this word; but it is probably from the root of the Latin turba, turbo, turma, or of turn.]

Disturbance, tumult; harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult.

There I'll rest, as after much turmoil

A blessed soul doth in Elysium.

TURMOIL', verb transitive To harass with commotion.

It is her fatal misfortune--to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction.

1. To disquiet; to weary.

TURMOIL', verb intransitive To be disquieted; to be in commotion.