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词源不详，可能改写自中古法语 tremouille,磨坊漏斗，可能来自 turn,转动，mill,石磨。
- turmoil (n.)
- 1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of Middle French tremouille "mill hopper," in reference to the hopper's constant motion to and fro, from Latin trimodia "vessel containing three modii," from modius, a Roman dry measure, related to modus "measure." Attested earlier in English as a verb (1510s), though this now is obsolete.
- 1. Abidjan was thrown into turmoil because of a protest by taxi drivers.
- 2. During the turmoil in the foreign-exchange markets the guilder remained strong.
- 3. My emotional turmoil had drained me.
- 4. When the seas are in turmoil , heroes are on their mettle.
- 5. The robbery put the village in a turmoil.
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