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1. Moving rapidly or violently: turbulent rapids.
2. Characterized by disorder, commotion, or unrest: a turbulent period in history.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin turbulentus, from turba, turmoil; see turbid.]

tur′bu·lent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.turbulently - in a turbulent mannerturbulently - in a turbulent manner; with turbulence; "the river rolls turbulently boiling"
2.turbulently - in a stormy or violent mannerturbulently - in a stormy or violent manner  
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(ˈtəːbjulənt) adjective
violently disturbed or confused. The seas are turbulent; the turbulent years of war.
ˈturbulently adverb
ˈturbulence noun
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The remorseless sea of turbulently swaying shapes, voices of vengeance, and faces hardened in the furnaces of suffering until the touch of pity could make no mark on them.
Signal context becomes fluid as the environment changes turbulently and "the very ground is in motion" (Emery and Trist, 1965).
My parents landed turbulently into the heart of the American Dream at the close of World War II.
That is, the collapsing cores exhibit only small thermal motions, even if the surrounding gas sloshes turbulently about.
Signs and symptoms of mitral valve regurgitation, which depend on its severity and how quickly the condition develops, can include blood flowing turbulently through the heart (heart murmur), shortness of breath after exertion or when lying down, fatigue during times of increased activity or stress, a cough at night, heart palpitations and swollen feet or ankles.
For, the street is turning over turbulently with the skyrocketing price rise, galloping unemployment and unbridled crime wave.
Our Sun is a rolling mass of incredibly hot plasma that continuously gives off a tremendous amount of radiation and energetic particles from its surface, with fusion reactions going on at its core and the heat produced causing the hot dense gases to boil turbulently.
If the inertial forces are large (the flow rate is high), then the flow will rather occur turbulently. When the viscous forces are large enough compared to the inertial ones, then a laminar fluid flow character will be observed.
Air flows turbulently inside the wheel wells when a vehicle is moving, and some of this air flows out alongside the vehicle and causes aerodynamic drag to worsen.
In thinking about this question, we have sought to highlight, the entangled forces penetrating what Trouillot (2002a) has referred to as the 'miracle of creolization'--a miracle of unpredictable depth, but also rooted across the troubled relational geographies feeding the turbulently moving 'seas of history,' poetically spoken to by Derek Walcott (1979).
H.: "Determination of Friction Pressure of Fluids Flowing Turbulently Through an Eccentric Annulus," International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol.