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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIDAL WAVE

The tidal wave of progress, once repulsed, is not likely to subside forever.

A great Peruvian earthquake sent a tidal wave into the Red Sea.

That seething mob at Presho was only the spray cast by the tidal wave.

At any time a tidal wave is likely to sweep in from the frowning shores of Michigan.

The conventional returned as a tidal wave and flooded the citizen.

"It must be the tidal wave that Phyllis spoke about," thought Patty.

Most of them spoke of it as people talk of a tidal wave in China.

The tidal wave of Boxer uprising had reached and overwhelmed it.

Like a tidal wave the sorrow of the world seemed to overwhelm Louise.

And the blackness of night rushed over him like a tidal wave.