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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOOD

Here the tumult of mingled emotion subsided in a flood of tears.

Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.

Fortunately, there was just then a flood of evening sunshine in the air.

Miss Dasomma threw her arms about her, and broke into a flood of congratulation.

If reproved, she would reply with a flood of injurious words.

Dr. Flood said that they must be brought in in the light of progress.

He said nothing, but lost himself in a flood of ceaseless ponderings.

She stemmed the flood of his protestations with a hand on his arm.

The wind swelled to a hurricane, and the rain dashed like a flood against the glass.

A flood of bitterness stifled him, and tears started from his eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English flod "a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.

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nounfalling large mass; sudden rush of large quantity
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