floodgates

All Noun
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  • The floodgates of her heart and of her eyes were opened at once. Cited from Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain, by William Carleton
  • In fact these village sports have opened the floodgates of village development.
  • The floodgates of heaven had opened and it seemed as though they would never close again. Cited from The Motor Maids in Fair Japan, by Katherine Stokes
  • If this book is allowed to be published the floodgates will open.
  • He later told his son that this opened the floodgates.
  • Strong and free, strong and free, The floodgates are open, away to the sea. Cited from Andromeda and Other Poems, by Charles Kingsley
  • Floodgates of relief were expressed when she saw that I knew it. Cited from The Red Planet, William J. Locke
  • As soon as you press against the floodgates of the brain, how quickly do they yield to your power! Cited from The Physiology of Marriage, Complete, by Honore de Balzac
  • On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened.
  • When we reached the Bishop's house, the floodgates of Heaven seemed open once more. Cited from Autobiography of St. The're`se of Lisieux, by The're`se Martin (of Lisieux)
  • Is it possible to give an answer to this question which will not open again the floodgates of controversy? Cited from Painted Windows, by Harold Begbie
  • She now opened all those floodgates of reprehension, which had been shut so long. Cited from The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Tobias Smollett
  • He might have remained silent, but he opened the floodgates of his eloquence. Cited from The International Magazine - Volume V. No. 2, February 1852, by Various
  • "Writing that song opened up the floodgates and made me realize what this record was about."
  • They go no further, but their very tendencies open all the floodgates of hell. Cited from Anarchism and Other Essays, by Emma Goldman
  • The floodgates with this widowed one had never yet been for a moment closed. Cited from Phineas Redux, by Anthony Trollope
  • The player must wait a set amount of time on a red square on the map until the floodgates are destroyed.
  • The floodgates soon opened and the lot became ground zero for television's Golden Age.
  • Construction of the dam allowed for thirteen floodgates, as the original design called for.
  • We knew, let the floodgates of heaven be opened ever so wide, that the waters must ere long be stayed. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
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Root form of floodgates is floodgate for the noun.

Meaning of floodgates

  • noun Something that restrains a flood or outpouring
    suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants