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  • n. Plural form of upheaval.

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Examples

  • In Chapter 3 we noted a slow, steady, long-term decline in religious observance underneath the shorter-term upheavals of recent decades.

    American Grace

  • But the loss of Ahmad Wali Karzai, who though controversial was believed to balance and bully other key players into some kind of fragile unity, is widely expected to bring further short-term upheavals.

    Reuters: Top News

  • We have therefore sought to keep faith with our vision, despite the short term upheavals in the market.

    Thisday Online

  • Just as important, it demonstrates the longer-term upheavals in the industry.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • "short-term upheavals" as different administrations come and go, repeatedly changing the direction of the nation's weapons program.

    Navy Times - News

  • Countries like Egypt and Tunisia, after ending the longtime rule of their autocratic leaders, are facing a drop in tourism revenues due to the instability created by the region's recent upheavals, which is likely to translate into balance of payment problems.

    G-7 to Seek Policy for Growth

  • "Sweeping judgments of what these elections mean are always faulty and terribly overstated," said retiring Sen. Christopher J. Dodd D-Conn., who recalled the upheavals of 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

    Democrats pin losses on Obama's disconnect

  • The most enduring facet of the upheavals was the emergence of a broad strategic alliance, embracing the Mass Democratic Movement and the national liberation alliance under the leadership of the ANC.

    AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS NATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL 2005

  • "Our goal is not to punish the banks," he said in the White House Rose Garden hours before the final vote, "but to protect the larger economy and the American people from the kind of upheavals that we've seen in the past few years."

    Senate passes financial regulation bill

  • American people from the kind of upheavals that we've seen in the past few years.

    ::.Angus Reid Global Monitor - Polls.::

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