Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of unsettling. The state of being unsettled; unsettledness; confusion; disturbance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of unsettling, or state of being unsettled; disturbance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being unsettled; upset or unrest.

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Examples

  • I lingered long after the show ended hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the persons responsible for my unsettlement.

    Shadow Play

  • For all I am concerned, my unsettlement or no, he can validly stake his ethnic claim and I will respect it.

    Matthew Yglesias » The World Turned Upside Down

  • If the unsettlement digs in, then I shall be in the middle of six books for the next week.

    gillpolack: It must be nearly the end of a teaching

  • Moral theologian, Joseph Delaney, defines fear as “the unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger.”

    Professor Fear

  • Moral theologian, Joseph Delaney, defines fear as “the unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger.”

    Archive 2009-07-05

  • If the unsettlement digs in, then I shall be in the middle of six books for the next week.

    Even in a little thing

  • "The double process of Jewish settlement and Palestinian unsettlement, is played out on an intimately small scale, and on a daily basis throughout the West Bank." [italics added] As for Gaza, "it is a controlled strangulation that apparently falls within the generous limits of international toleration," a toleration abetted by a compliant media that does not put it all into the context of a 'Washington consensus', occupation, and international law.

    Book Review - Palestine Inside Out - Saree Makdisi

  • The year 1857 was one of unsettlement in Ibsen's condition.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The year 1857 was one of unsettlement in Ibsen's condition.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • But what is hard to deny is the fact that after the Reformation, that unease and unsettlement, that sense of the 'homelessness' of the human self in a world where you couldn't take for granted that society (even Christian society) would tell you who you were and what your task was, became more and more sharply marked.

    Archbishop's Liverpool lecture: Europe, Faith and Culture

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