I cannot imagine the sort of mayhem and fear, as well as nausea and tears, the ER staffs across Boston must have experienced.
But Clooney—who has long used his star power to aim a spotlight on the mayhem—was the big draw.
The sounds of mayhem drew a neighbor out from his apartment, a man in his early twenties.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone is the wonky name for the place where all this mayhem will begin.
Come with me through 117 pages of euphemisms, bureaucracy, and mayhem.
Two days would seem like less than an hour, and mayhem would have no way of judging how much less.
It did not seem possible, mayhem thought now, that a mistake could be made.
When Bartock prowled into view, mayhem would shout a warning.
Something, mayhem decided, had come up during transmigration.
It was the monster, and now that his own hearing had slowed down, mayhem was able to hear the slower cycles of sound.
late 15c., from Anglo-French maihem (13c.), from Old French mahaigne "injury, wrong, a hurt, harm, damage;" related to mahaignier "to injure, wound, mutilate, cripple" (see maim). Originally, in law, the crime of maiming a person "to make him less able to defend himself or annoy his adversary" [OED].