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synonyms for pelting

  • barrage
  • bombardment
  • hailstorm
  • rain
  • salvo
  • shower
  • storm
  • volley
  • broadside
  • cannonade
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How to use pelting in a sentence

The wind is howling, and the rain is pelting against the parlour windows of the Banking-house, whose blinds are drawn close down.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
All that time the two biggest British vessels were pelting the Saratoga, and the other American ships were not helping her much.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
A squad of civilian youngsters was chasing Major Dampfer down the street, pelting the huge target of his backside with snowballs.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
With a good blinding snowfall, or a pelting downpour of cats and dogs, I might have hoped for a respite.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
He saw how I was encumbered, and he must have felt the pelting rain.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
They take a fiendish delight in torturing us with tantrums, galling us with gammon, and pelting us with platitudes.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
It was all so beautiful that we innocently rode right into the storm and were drenched in a pelting rain.
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
I have seen fish rise as if they were mad, in a gale, with pelting rain and flashes of lightning.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
Under this, in your hammock, you may defy the pelting shower, and sleep heedless of the dews of night.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
Sharp pieces of ice were suddenly pelting, raining down all around them, splattering the ground with a harsh, bouncing clatter.
THE COLORS OF SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PELTING

  • barrage
  • bombardment
  • broadside
  • cannonade
  • hailstorm
  • pelting
  • rain
  • salvo
  • shower
  • storm
  • volley
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.