Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STORM

The storm which commenced so suddenly was one of great violence.

In a few days John Lambert would return, and then the storm must break.

When the storm came, she was frightened, and said, 'It is a retribution.'

This act of aggression produced a storm of public indignation.

And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.

It was like trying to storm a medieval fortress with a popgun.

It mingled with my dreams, and made them full of storm and whirlwind.

By the time we reached our destination the storm had become truly awful.

I was glad when the storm cleared and left the world all white and trackless.

For two days more the storm held, with cold wind and driven snow.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English storm, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (cf. Old Norse stormr, Old Saxon, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch storm, Old High German and German sturm). Old French estour "onset, tumult," Italian stormo are Germanic loan-words. Figurative (non-meteorological) sense was in late Old English.

Storm-door first recorded 1878; storm-water is from 1879; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm surge attested from 1929.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.