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Some would like to go out, but dread the upheaval it causes their family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the precise moment that they had needed stability they had, instead, opted for upheaval and change. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His plans to roll back parts of Obamacare could cause upheaval in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, which would hurt the performance of the trust. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He did not ask for heroism or the wholesale upheaval of life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Russia was no stranger to political upheaval. The Sun (2014)Some commentators and politicians fear that social upheaval could push the military to intervene. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This causes some upheaval but the outcome could be very good for you. The Sun (2006)Did you experience many changes and upheavals? 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)It will mean some upheaval but it is worth it. The Sun (2014)It may also be a harbinger of political upheaval in a country that can ill afford it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And the result of all this machinery of warfare and social upheaval? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has seen political and social upheaval. The Sun (2014)In each of those episodes the test result was comprehensive failure leading to political and economic upheaval. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This caused major upheavals in the weather across many parts of the world and also boosted global temperatures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This has led various scholars to ponder the similarities and differences between these two periods of social and religious upheaval. Christianity Today (2000)What had caused this spectacular upheaval? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She didn't need any more upheaval in her life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Stress, upheaval and changes in routine can all affect biological systems. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What does all this upheaval mean for Britain? Times, Sunday Times (2011)This will cause the same unrest and social upheaval we have seen in Greece. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The changes promise radical upheaval. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What at first seems like too much of an upheaval in family life goes smoothly now lucky Jupiter focuses on your home zone. The Sun (2013)A merger would inevitably cause short-term upheaval. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Augustine is a naive witness, unaware of the upheavals of Weimar politics going on around him. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)You are young, just married, and have been through a massive life upheaval. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: upheaval NOUN
An upheaval is a big change which causes a lot of trouble, confusion, and worry.
Wherever there is political upheaval, invariably there are refugees.
Definition of upheaval from the Collins English Dictionary
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