Synonyms for groundswell

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The courage and the endurance women must possess to face a groundswell like this!

For it is the nature of a groundswell to be exceedingly deceptive.

All over the country the groundswell of unrest was steadily and rapidly rising.

A groundswell on, but we are getting along, and feel very thankful to Him who has favored us.

To-day the groundswell was more active, the waves closer together, not having had time to forget the force of the extinct gale.

The third-phase waves are of much longer vibration period and wide amplitude, and have been compared to a groundswell on the sea.

The Atlantic groundswell upon the distant beaches made a sound as of fairy drums.

Emanating from posttraumatic and paranoiac roots – it later became a groundswell of goodwill, enthusiastic co-operation and pride.

There has been no rain in the night, and no groundswell to produce any vibration.

WORD ORIGIN

1818, from ground (n.) + swell (n.). Figurative sense is attested from 1817.

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