Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a tempestuous manner; with great violence or commotion; turbulently.

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  • adverb In a tempestuous manner.

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Examples

  • That is, I want him to care for me, and I shouldn't like it if he sailed away to the Philippine Islands and never showed up again, but at the same time -- well, I don't think even _you_ could get up much sentiment about paper bags, and besides "-- tempestuously --" the name Tank's preposterous! "

    The Glory of the Conquered The Story of a Great Love

  • That is, I want him to care for me, and I shouldn't like it if he sailed away to the Philippine Islands and never showed up again, but at the same time -- well, I don't think even _you_ could get up much sentiment about paper bags, and besides "-- tempestuously --" the name Tank's preposterous! "

    The Glory of the Conquered The Story of a Great Love

  • That is, I want him to care for me, and I shouldn't like it if he sailed away to the Philippine Islands and never showed up again, but at the same time -- well, I don't think even _you_ could get up much sentiment about paper bags, and besides "-- tempestuously --" the name Tank's preposterous! "

    The Glory of the Conquered The Story of a Great Love

  • Ahmadinejad, personally meeting by a president, which I think is tempestuously (ph) ...

    CNN Transcript Jun 4, 2008

  • A less ungovernable nature would never have spoken as he did, nor told me what he did; but his proud, fierce soul all poured itself out then, with hatred and self-loathing, blood on his hands and murder in his heart, though even then he could not be altogether other than a gentleman, or altogether divest himself of fascination, even when so tempestuously revealing the darkest points of his character.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Even while she struggled to portray the vision of a veteran dancer, her stomach flipped so tempestuously that she fought back the urge to vomit.

    Good Girl Gone Bad

  • Nor is it difficult to perceive whether the relations between the English official and the natives are hearty and cordial, or sullen and distrustful, or whether the Resident makes use of his position for purposes of self-aggrandizement, and struts tempestuously and swaggeringly before the Malays, or whether he devotes his time and energies to the promotion of prosperity, good order, and progress, in a firm and friendly spirit.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • In the freedom of this rather unalluring garb she entered into relations Platonic, fraternal, or tempestuously passionate with perhaps the most distinguished series of friends and lovers that ever fluttered about one flame.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • To Julilla, any evidence whatsoever of discipline or self-control was proof positive of an inferior brand of love; love of the highest order should overwhelm, invade, shake down the spiritual walls, drive out all vestige of rational thought, roar tempestuously, trample down everything in its path as if some vast elephant.

    The First Man in Rome

  • She always cried afresh tempestuously at this, but when the first passion of her grief had worn itself out she came back to her story and lauded Ezra without stint.

    Aunt Rachel

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