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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of havoc.

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Examples

  • As with the director's previous effort, LISTEN TO ME, the interlocking havocs set the stage for a keenly nuanced view of the human condition, only this time with a considerably lighter tone.

    Dan Persons: Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Cyrus and Let It Rain

  • Rue this world with unending miseries that constantly wreck havocs to humanity.

    Rue This World

  • In relation to climate change, Cabinet Lekgotla has adopted the work in progress around the Long Term Mitigation Scenarios and this issue of climate is important in relation to the weather-related havocs that we are experiencing recently in KwaZulu-Natal and here in the Western Cape, as well as elsewhere in the world.

    Address by Cde Jeff Radebe, member of the ANC National Executive Committee and National Working Committee, Member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party, at the Political School convened at the University of Western Cape

  • It is always nice to think that people worldwide will now come to amicably settle their differences across the table, instead of creating havocs upon this earth, which only create bloodsheds.

    Wayward mentality

  • But as your estrogen levels goes down, it also wreaks havocs on your cholesterol levels.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2007

  • Waves billowed through, clashed together, flung flares like spume; great coils flamed forth, arching a million kilometers or more until they sleeted back; magnetic convulsions made the plasma shudder across still wider distances; and chaos, less well understood than these unforeseeables, wreaked havocs stranger yet.

    Starfarers

  • Dahlias will require plenty of attention until frost commences its havocs; shoots will need thinning, and the branches must be secured to stout stakes firmly placed in the earth; autumnal winds wreak great destruction among such branches as are insecurely made fast, and a number of handsome blooms are thus destroyed without coming to perfection.

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • State, having so long been neglected by those who are its appointed guardians, to the extent that even Judaism, and now Christianity -- which are but disguised forms of Atheism -- have been allowed to insinuate, and intrench themselves in the Empire; the gods, now in anger, turn away from us, who have been so unfaithful to ourselves; and thus this plausible impiety is permitted to commit its havocs.

    Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century

  • To place the horrors in high relief, could here have answered no purpose but that of wanton cruelty; whereas, with the Christian hopes, the very saddest memorials of the havocs made by death are antagonist prefigurations of great victories in the rear.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • These are promises to the church for her suffering of affliction, and they are made unto her as she bears the name of Lebanon, who or which was her type in those havocs made in it, when the enemy, as I said, assaulted the church of old.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

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