topsy-turvydom love

Definitions

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

  • n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder

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Examples

  • Nepal and it provides possible ways out of the topsy-turvydom.

    Nepal: Polity for Peace

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    Nepal: Polity for Peace

  • But this new spiritual dread was a more awful thing than had been the mere spiritual topsy-turvydom symbolised by the paralytic who pursued him.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • There must have been something in that topsy-turvydom to take the fancy of that darkly fanciful man.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • John Adams Race, who had hitherto known only miracles of science, never found himself able in after-years to describe the topsy-turvydom of the next few days.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • For these two men on the tower were left alone with the most terrible aspect of Gothic; the monstrous foreshortening and disproportion, the dizzy perspectives, the glimpses of great things small and small things great; a topsy-turvydom of stone in the mid-air.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • In the first place, there is the spirit of topsy-turvydom, which is a notable, an outstanding thing in his works and which perhaps started with his Palace of Truth, in which he made the, characters speak the truth willy nilly! '

    Gilbert and Sullivan

  • I may say in respect to my utterance today, there are only two claims I make, one is that I exhibit throughout the spirit of topsy-turvydom. and the other that I occasionally exhibit lucid intervals of lunacy.

    Gilbert and Sullivan

  • They learn to associate topsy-turvydom with well-being; in fact, they're only truly happy when they're standing on their heads.

    Brave New World

  • But I remember that I am coming into Burma, into the real East, where the tangle and the topsy-turvydom, the crooked vision and the distorted travesty of the truth, which result from judging the Oriental from the standpoint of the Europeans and looking at the East through the eyes of the West, impress themselves upon one's mind in bewildering fashion as a hopeless problem.

    Across China on Foot

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