[ UK /mˈe‍ɪhɛm/ ]
[ US /ˈmeɪˌhɛm/ ]
  1. violent and needless disturbance
  2. the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
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How To Use mayhem In A Sentence

  • Here's a story of mischief and mayhem to brighten up your Monday morning lecture.
  • Rather, Robertson, skulking ahead, has now downgraded his earlier call to murder and mayhem to mere kidnapping.
  • That craziest part about it was that for a moment after she'd said it, he had actually contemplated madness and mayhem.
  • Imagine the mayhem he'll give the enemy, huh.
  • Police say they are winning the war against violent drunks who cause mayhem in the West End of the city at weekends.
  • With the no-doubt unintended effect of suggesting that Wallace's menace and ensuing mayhem might, in hindsight, be laughed-off like a good-ol'-boy joke, "George Wallace: Settin 'the Woods on Fire" takes part of its title, and its misguided musical leitmotif from a wacky, Hank Williams party-hearty song. Film/Television: Lost Highways
  • The first obvious difference from the manga is in the appearance of the central character, Deunan, who in the manga is more-or-less a regular self-capable woman with an unusual skill for violence and mayhem, but who in the anime has become a short-haired tomboy whose fighting skills ascend to the level of gravity-defying superpowers, as she is capable of backflipping over enemy gunfire in slow-motion. Archive 2007-08-01
  • Lillian Andrews, a scheming sexpot, seduces her married boss, causing divorce and general mayhem in the lives of those around her.
  • We are often obliged to report on mayhem and savage behaviour perpetrated by thugs who are barely out of rompers.
  • So they created stage shows filled with magic tricks and mayhem, tied them to films about werewolves and zombies and took them out on tour, playing local theaters and auditoriums, promising a thousand and one frights.
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