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  • noun Plural form of upsetting.


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  • As a historian who's tried to note the reversals and "boulversements," upsettings if I remember my French correctly, that have dogged political history in the advanced nations in the "modern" last two or three centuries.

    Rasmussen: Obama Catching Up In Texas And Ohio 2009

  • For when the people keep their several places, there will be no poverty; when harmony prevails, there will be no scarcity of people; and when there is such a contented repose, there will be no rebellious upsettings.

    The Analects Confucius 2004

  • But as old Joe, who followed them down the cliff said, there was no end to the trouble Muff caused, what with stealing fish, and upsettings and breakings; and she would be happier at aunt Martha's, where there was neither fish nor child, and more room to walk about in than Muff enjoyed here.

    Emilie the Peacemaker Mrs. Thomas Geldart

  • Well, away out here off the beat of travel such upsettings must be endured.

    From Place to Place 1910

  • Every true work of art has violated some established class and upset the ideas of the critics, who have thus been obliged to enlarge the number of classes, until finally even this enlargement has proved too narrow, owing to the appearance of new works of art, which are naturally followed by new scandals, new upsettings, and-new enlargements.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic Benedetto Croce 1909

  • None the less, these upsettings of her mental equilibrium are the things that a woman has most cause to fear; and no doctor can ever lose sight of the fact that the mind of woman is always threatened with danger from the reverberations of her physiological emergencies.

    The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage Almroth Wright 1904

  • As for woman herself, she makes very light of any of these mental upsettings.

    The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage Almroth Wright 1904

  • "Wouldn't you think that, after all his upsettings, he would be content to rest and do what was right?"

    On the Trail of Pontiac Edward Stratemeyer 1896

  • For, as I have said, the Le Marchants of Brecqhou were more or less of mysteries to us all, and there had been such upsettings just across the water there, such upraisings and downcastings, that a man's present state was no indication of what he might have been.

    Carette of Sark John Oxenham 1896

  • It had been a day of upsettings for David Kent, beginning with the late breakfast at which Neltje, the night watchman at the railway station, had brought him Penelope's telegram.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde 1893


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