Monday, October 01, 2007
Definitions for bouleversement
- Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
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Citations for bouleversement
For the second time in his life Amory had had a complete bouleversement and was hurrying into line with his generation.
Ian Salisbury had his chance yesterday but he tried too hard to give the ball a rip on the dry surface and the old tendency to drop short or overpitch cost 34 from eight overs either side of tea as Rhodes and McMillan threatened a bouleversement worthy of the famous England deliverance against Australia in 1981.
Origin of bouleversement
Bouleversement comes from French, from Old French bouleverser, "to overturn," from boule, "ball" (from Latin bulla) + verser, "to overturn" (from Latin versare, from vertere, "to turn").