torrent

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  • He took leave of his father and his mother, who shed torrents of tears at his leaving them. Cited from The Children's Portion, ed. by Robert W. Shoppell
  • During the last two days before the battle the weather became worse, and the rain fell in torrents. Cited from The Fifth Leicestershire, by J.D. Hills
  • The isolation of the western section again became real when the last remaining bridge gave way before the torrents. Cited from True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado, Marshall
  • I am sixty-two, and have passed as much time out of those years by torrent sides as most people. Cited from Love's Meinie, by John Ruskin
  • David leaves in a torrent of tears after telling Joe he is going.
  • The rain fell in torrents, but the old man never moved. Cited from A Loose End and Other Stories, by S. Elizabeth Hall
  • They raised her up -- the blood was flowing in torrents from her mouth. Cited from The Rector of St. Mark's, by Mary J. Holmes
  • The course of the torrents was therefore from the south, towards the Dead Sea. Cited from Byeways in Palestine, by James Finn
  • How long I had been there I cannot say, when suddenly it began to rain in torrents. Cited from The Golden Scorpion, by Sax Rohmer
  • They have received and grown rich under torrents of thought. Cited from Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry, by Thomas Davis
  • These three songs can be found through various Torrent websites and programs.
  • The rain fell in torrents when we rose from table. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 337, November 1843, Vol. 54
  • For several hours at a time, also, rain falls down in absolute torrents. Cited from The Lieutenant and Commander, by Basil Hall
  • Their blood thou caused to flow like torrents of water through the city's highways. Cited from The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, by Morris Jastrow
  • To me his manner was more terrible than if he had broken out into torrents of passion and abuse. Cited from My Friend Smith, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • His mother drew a long breath, as the swift torrent of words came to an end. Cited from The Brentons, by Anna Chapin Ray
  • On they came, four deep, and poured like a torrent from the height. Cited from Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886, by Ministry of Education
  • While she spoke, the tears of delight fell in torrents down her cheeks. Cited from Phelim O'Toole's Courtship and Other Stories, by William Carleton
  • Then the old woman broke out in a torrent. Cited from Sir Ludar, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • It had been fine up till now but on the day after the news the heavens opened with torrents.
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Meaning of torrent

  • noun A violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)
    the houses were swept away in the torrent