An inversion, especially a violent one; an upset or upheaval.
- To cleave open and engage with involuntary memory, to embrace the messianic cessation of history, demands a courageous, radical bouleversement of all that contains and controls us.
- One of the actual saving energies in the place is speech, double-take, subversion, bouleversement, turning the thing upside down.
- The next bouleversement, which brought in William and Mary, declared that Charles II's oath against taking up arms was no longer necessary.
From French bouleverser 'overturn'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.