unsettle

Part of speech: verb

To move from a settled condition.

Part of speech: verb

To confuse; disturb.

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Usage examples "unsettle":

  1. The effect has been to unsettle the commercial and financial interests of the country, and to show that treasury notes, if they are the standard of values, are a fluctuating standard. - "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
  2. Was I to unsettle still further the political disturbances of the country, just because I thought duty required me to be self- denying and miserable and to lose the man I loved? - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  3. Those few hours of sound sleep put new life into his frame, and when he awoke it was with the resolve to refrain from any further attempt to see his brother, lest his desperate condition should unsettle the younger one and render him unhappy. - "Story-Lives of Great Musicians", Francis Jameson Rowbotham.