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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELUGE

There was no "let up" of the deluge throughout that day and Easter-Monday.

It seemed my only way of escape, and after that, the Deluge.

The rain, falling in a deluge, was driven by a wind like a hurricane.

It is here represented in an exaggerated sense, as a deluge.

The deluge is the flood which the great Yu regulated as minister of the Emperor Yau.

This may be exemplified by the account which is given of the deluge in Triad 13.

The sentiments of the egoist are summed up in the maxim, "After me the deluge!"

Bad business, this promising a written Constitution—The deluge breaks.

Then let us suppose the world to have been destroyed by a deluge.

Before he could go on or she continue, the rain came in a deluge.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French deluge (12c.), earlier deluve, from Latin diluvium "flood, inundation," from diluere "wash away," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + -luere, comb. form of lavere "to wash" (see lave).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DELUGE

alluvion

nounflood

avalanche

nounfalling large mass; sudden rush of large quantity
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