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A riot or similar disturbance.
- ‘The only discussion we had was whether the bomb blasts damage should be classified as terrorist or civil commotion risk.’
- ‘However, if, thanks to our current state of doubt and insecurity, we allow it to become an everyday feature, we may not even notice its abuse until it's too late to stop without mass civil commotion.’
- ‘Aristotle's great anxiety was stasis, by which he meant civil commotion as a result of the conflict between these opposing classes.’
- ‘These civil commotions were constantly formented by the monarchs.’
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