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Mrs. Bines had never seen so many children as flooded this street.

He sat down again, and it flooded back upon him with new force.

Her cheeks alternately paled with fear and flooded red with anxiety.

Panting, she undid the scarf and flooded the room with light.

She untied it from her wrist and noticed that daylight flooded the compartment.

Two crops may be reaped from the same plant; but the second is poor if it be not flooded.

Instantly the room was flooded with the soft radiance of the electric lights.

Her rooms were flooded with sunshine and full of the flowers he had been sending her.

For otherwise—Hermione's drawn face was flooded with scarlet.

The place was flooded with clear light that had a rosy tinge.

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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