Definition: rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
Definition: rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
Sentences Containing 'torrent'
(French Digital edition (1557) by the University and State Library Düsseldorf) The work unleashed a torrent of 'books of secrets' that continued to be published down through the eighteenth century.
A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
A short distance below`a torrent of yellow mud rushed furiously athwart the calm blue current of the Mississippi, boiling and surging and sweeping in its course logs, branches, and uprooted trees.'
A torrent, whose bed was dry, led into a deep gorge.
Among the harbour of San Antonio there are various boats and ferries that have multiple connections to beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Compte, Pinet Playa, Es Puet, Cala Grasió, Cala Salada and Port es Torrent.
Analysis of amplicons has been made possible by the development of amplification methods such as PCR, and increasingly by cheaper and more high-throughput technologies for DNA sequencing or next-generation sequencing, such as Ion semiconductor sequencing, popularly referred to as the brand of the developer, Ion Torrent.
And her Giselle was so naturally assumed, so light in touch, and yet so deep in impact, an eager, happy girl, driven by the torrent of emotions, loving life, and unfamiliar with deception, her disintegration into death piteous to watch..."
And Monte Cristo accompanied these words by the gift of two gold pieces, which produced a torrent of thanks and blessings from the concierge.
And when the seven days of the new vow had expired, a heavy thunderstorm broke forth and a torrent of rain came down all over the country, so that the water of the pond overflowed the altar.
As suggested by its name the Torrent Flyrobin's preferred habitat is fast moving streams and rivers with protruding boulders.
But do her wrong or play her soft and she’ll unleash a torrent of scorn [...]
By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent.
He said that Mr Baghdadi's 'torrent of abuse' had frightened Mr Dizaei's wife and other bystanders.
I think it is time to stop this torrent of mortality.
Khomeini pitted Saddam against a torrent of Islamic radicalism as he faced his own people who were inspired by the Iranian Revolution and eight years of "Holy War" against Iranians who utilized suicide tactics, which wreaked havoc on the Armed Forces (who ultimately solved this problem with Chemical Weapons).
Meanwhile, by a cleft between two walls of rock, following a path worn by a torrent, and which, in all human probability, human foot had never before trod, Dantes approached the spot where he supposed the grottos must have existed.
Nobody could stay on our forecastle; the water swept across it in a torrent every time we plunged athwart the current.
Other animals described are: Little Red Brocket Deer, tapir, coati, golden eagle, torrent duck, Páramo duck (Anas georgica).
Rutherford Creek is one of the main streams leading from that icecap and the torrent which came down it wiped out the bridges used to cross it by BC Highway 99 and the BC Rail line.
So that when at last the jerking harpoon drew out, and the towing whale sideways vanished; then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal, as if from some mountain torrent we had slid into a serene valley lake.
Soon after I heard a general shout, with frequent repetitions of the words _Peplom selan_; and I felt great numbers of people on my left side relaxing the cords to such a degree, that I was able to turn upon my right, and to ease myself with making water; which I very plentifully did, to the great astonishment of the people; who, conjecturing by my motion what I was going to do, immediately opened to the right and left on that side, to avoid the torrent, which fell with such noise and violence from me.
Susmit Sen played on Electric Guitar for the first time on the track 'Torrent'.
The cause of the universe is as it were a strong torrent, it carrieth all away.
The dusky torrent frog or brown tropical frog (Micrixalus fuscus) is a species of small frog found in dense forested hill streams in the Western Ghats of India.
The spfbis working group chair requested to stop that torrent of protest, since the discussion on the resource record type (RRTYPE) in the working group was terminated long time before a move that was seen as trying to silence the protests by some fierce DNS purists.
The Torrent Flyrobin ("Monachella muelleriana") is a species of bird in the Australasian robin family Petroicidae.
The Torrent Robin is the only species of Australasian robin known to occur in New Britain, although there have been reports of another, as yet undescribed species of flyrobin which awaits discovery by science.
This lady--dressed in an off-hand, easy style; bringing her nose and her forefinger together, with the difficulty I have described; standing with her head necessarily on one side, and, with one of her sharp eyes shut up, making an uncommonly knowing face--after ogling Steerforth for a few moments, broke into a torrent of words.
This was a difficult set up due to the arch's access but a first of its kind on the Bridge with a spectacular 'torrent style' waterfall effect! NYE2009 saw a 'lollipop' waterfall effect shoot off the catwalk of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the 9 pm Family Fireworks.
Through the substance of the universe, as through a torrent pass all particular bodies, being all of the same nature, and all joint workers with the universe itself as in one of our bodies so many members among themselves.
More Vocab Words::: rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
::: subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
::: cession - yielding to another; ceding
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
::: gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
::: impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair