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tsunami
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Definition a potentially large, destructive ocean wave caused by a disruption such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption
  • A colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes.
  • A tsunami warning system helps to protect Hawaii.
  • A tsunami of regurgitated rations flooded over Grub's blackout suit.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I think of Bryn, out in L.A., unaware of an earthquake going down here in New York that's sending a tsunami her way.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Live near a coast and she will send tsunamis to erase centuries of work.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Dad needed time to recover from Tsunami Trish.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Risa looks out at the wave of mayhem, like a human tsunami pounding toward her.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • 5 on the Richter scale would be a/an: Tornado Hurricane Earthquake Tsunami.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Jean and George had witnessed the whole sequence of events when the tsunami hit the island.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, called it a "slow-motion tsunami."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He had on jeans and no shirt, which, frankly, was almost as distracting as the mega-tsunami.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The initial meteor showers, quakes, and tsunamis only caused part of the damage.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • He got up under No. 30 and for the next few seconds the nose tackle looked like a man riding a tsunami: arms flailing madly, legs kicking wildly.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Later reports on shock wave from seismic labs and on tsunamis from oceanographic stations were consistent.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • She died in childbirth shortly after the green tsunami carried away Mudflat City.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The media-at first a wave as unwelcome as a tsunami-became something ordinary on the streets of Sterling.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • If one of those quakes happens along one of the fault lines that ring every continent, the shock wave produces a superwave called a tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Only it wasn't a steamroller this time, more like a tsunami.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis had obliterated the coasts.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • And you, Sarah Jacobi"—he pointed to a woman with white robes and spiky black hair—"you were sent to Antarctica for causing the tsunami in the Indian Ocean."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire

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