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tempestuousness

Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being tempestuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being tempestuous; storminess; turbulence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of wild storminess
  • n. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

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Examples

  • Crist would have watched in futility as his chances for Senate retirement would have disintegrated in the cauldron of primary day tempestuousness.

    Charles D. Ellison: GOP Moderates Spearheading a Third Party Option

  • But for all his past tempestuousness, Mr. Adams maintained a relative air of poise and calm leading up to "Ashes & Fire," a new album that returns him to what he does best.

    Sonic Experiments And a Country Tonic

  • This tranquility seemed at odds with what we had heard of the chef/owner Paul Liebrandt, who has developed a reputation for tempestuousness.

    Signs of Spring in New York

  • RICHMOND -- In the past year Joe Gibbs has dealt with a veteran athlete's reconstructive surgery, a coveted free agent's bouts of brilliance and tempestuousness, and a gifted rookie's coming of age.

    In life after Redskins, racing and family keep Gibbs feeling fortunate

  • In my youth I knew already the mean cuts of Lear and what it is to be divorced of all men alone in the tempestuousness of justified madness, that has true cause.

    Mr.Dostoevsky

  • And when she left, she took away my opportunity to duck my own anger, my self-loathing, my sadness, all the counterparts inside me to her tempestuousness.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • His tempestuousness has girded him in high-stakes confrontations, especially against Republican conservatives who regard his occasionally moderate stances as proof that he has sold them out.

    McCain Hits Obama For Ayers Connection

  • GĂ©ricault learned from Caravaggio all about chiaroscuro, and then went on to discover by himself a way of depicting human life and death in a painting that contains both natural tempestuousness and compositional calm.

    Revolutionary Romanticism

  • I think it was a remarkable situation that actually ended up pretty darn good given the tempestuousness of the times.

    a turning point in modern politics: just watch me « raincoaster

  • The bystanders were moved according to their temperaments and religious views, but all were touched by the tempestuousness of

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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