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pandemonium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pandemonium a state of extreme confusion and disorder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pandemonium A condition of unrestrained disorder and chaotic, riotous uproar.
    • Pandemonium An utterly lawless, riotous place or assemblage.
    • Pandemonium The great hall or council chamber of demons or evil spirits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pandemonium The abode of all the demons or evil spirits; hell: a name invented and used by Milton rather as a proper name than a general term.
    • n pandemonium Hence Any lawless, disorderly, and noisy place or assemblage.
    • n pandemonium A loud noise, as from pandemonium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pandemonium pan-dē-mō′ni-um the great hall of evil spirits, described in Paradise Lost: any disorderly assembly, or loud tumultuous noise.
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Quotations

  • John Hendrick Bangs
    John Hendrick Bangs
    “Pandemonium did not reign; it poured.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. pa^s pa^n, all + dai`mwn a demon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pas, pan, all, daimōn, a demon.

Usage

In literature:

The firing of the gun seemed to raise pandemonium.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Bedloe, who was asleep on the table, precipitated matters by rolling off with a prodigious noise amid a pandemonium of howls and laughter.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
A Pandemonium of shriekings and beseechings is succeeded by a stillness as of the tomb.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Yorke had reached the picnic-ground just long enough ahead of us to create pandemonium.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
Then are the bounds of pandemonium let loose.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Immediately a regular pandemonium ensued.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
It is infinitely sweeter to be attracted by the fragrance of Paradise than to be repelled by the sulphurous fumes of Pandemonium.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
It was a regular pandemonium!
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
Shall we ever get out of Pandemonium into the country?
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
When they saw the boys on the bridge pandemonium was let loose.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The crashing music, and the magnificent flags brought pandemonium to that savage village.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
It is in his account of Satan's throne in Pandemonium.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Shot and cry preluded pandemonium.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
The wires jangled in pandemonium.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
It is like an arena of wild beasts; it is pandemonium.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Helen's screams mingled in the pandemonium, for Helen had been brought hack from her romantic air castle with a rush.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Pandemonium broke loose in the smashing of glass and the thud of blows.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
Our chemistry professor was a very clever man, but extremely eccentric, and his class was pandemonium.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
From then on pandemonium reigned.
"The Sky Trap" by Frank Belknap Long
On either side of the road short yellow flames keep spitting up, slanting from hidden guns amid a pandemonium of noise.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
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In news:

Plus, a peace protest turns into pandemonium in Colville.
They create controlled pandemonium of tranced-out, surf-influenced, psychedelic garage rock.
While it might not create as much pandemonium these days, some perceptions.
Will a plethora of new apple varieties lead to pandemonium.
Petunia Pandemonium will kick off Friday and volunteers are still needed.
Video shows pandemonium ringside after heart attack.
Pandemonium Limited Vintage Clothing.
Petunia Pandemonium volunteers needed.
Petunia Pandemonium will kick off Friday and volunteers are still needed.
Planting will begin at 10 am for the 24th annual Petunia Pandemonium, which is an award-winning project sponsored by the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee.
Powerball pandemonium swept the city yesterday as the jackpot rose to $500 million for tonight's drawing.
Pandemonium erupts as Spirit makes a safe landing on Mars.
The delightful play Pandemonium, Tabard 's current, all-ages production (running through May 10), is a first play by actor Susannah Greenwood (whose credits include Tabard, Pear and Northside Theatre Company).
Pandemonium from C. Jeré by Artisan House.
Pandemonium Coming To Herald Square This Saturday.
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