Definition: rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
Definition: rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
Sentences Containing 'torrent'
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.
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.'
Nobody could stay on our forecastle; the water swept across it in a torrent every time we plunged athwart the current.
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.
A torrent, whose bed was dry, led into a deep gorge.
And Monte Cristo accompanied these words by the gift of two gold pieces, which produced a torrent of thanks and blessings from the concierge.
I think it is time to stop this torrent of mortality.
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.
The cause of the universe is as it were a strong torrent, it carrieth all away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other animals described are: Little Red Brocket Deer, tapir, coati, golden eagle, torrent duck, Páramo duck (Anas georgica).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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..."
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.
He said that Mr Baghdadi's 'torrent of abuse' had frightened Mr Dizaei's wife and other bystanders.
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.
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.
Susmit Sen played on Electric Guitar for the first time on the track 'Torrent'.
But do her wrong or play her soft and she’ll unleash a torrent of scorn [...]
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.
As suggested by its name the Torrent Flyrobin's preferred habitat is fast moving streams and rivers with protruding boulders.
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.
(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.
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bigotry - stubborn intolerance
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
aphasia - loss of speech due to injury or illness
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
blunder - error; stupid mistake
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)