torrent

[ tawr-uhnt, tor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF torrent
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Let us rejoice that one such partisan was now at hand to stem the torrent of abuse.

After that, in a torrent, came Harriet's declaration of independence.

The Kavirondo, his eyes rolling, shot forth a torrent of language.

But are you voluble enough to drown all sense in a torrent of words?

It all poured out of him in a torrent, his hand on my knee most of the time.

But his daughters, less tranquil-minded, burst into a torrent of indignation.

Like a torrent they swept down upon the cowed, weakened Mercutians.

In the act of striking him, the torrent of his opponent's rage had reached a stop.

Give me the wild wind and the breath of the torrent, and I have no wish to hear your hymns.

Rain came, in a torrent of water, heavy as lead, drenching her to the skin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French torrent, from Latin torrentem (nominative torrens) "rushing stream," originally "roaring, boiling, burning, parching," present participle of torrere "to parch" (see terrain). Sense of "any onrush" (of words, feelings, etc.) first recorded 1640s.

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avalanche

nounfalling large mass; sudden rush of large quantity
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