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If they were submerged for longer, the plants might have drowned, Armitage notes.

One can imagine the captain of the Titanic insisting on pointing out that 900 people didn’t drown.

Any student of modern math must know what it feels like to drown in a well of telescoping terminology.

Nala is Ophelia, Simba’s love, though thankfully she doesn’t go mad from being ignored by him and drown.

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It could be how I so clearly remember the night I almost drowned.

It seems like, since we live in the sound bite era, grabby headlines like “EBOLA” and “ISIS” tend to drown out those numbers.

Goldman, wisely, does not raise a raft of questions that drown a writer in the answering.

Watching her drown her sorrows in hooch and then get beat up by Crazy Eyes in the showers was ghastly…but great television.

If prioritizing guns over dead kids makes you angry, stand up and drown his words out with action.

The ice breaks, the Reds drown, the Whites rally to take the Island.

Consequently, I haven't been very bright, though I am gradually coming up to the surface again, for I'm pretty hard to drown!

He noticed the date on the hotel calendar, and realised that the Fates had another ten days in which to drown him.

"If you had been Reff you wouldn't have run away and left me to drown," went on Coulter, stubbornly.

And the noise it makes is something terrific, I assure you—loud enough to drown half-a-dozen pianos.

She threatened to go beyond sea, to throw herself out of window, to drown herself.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drown, such as: douse, drench, engulf, flood, go down, and immerse.

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