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Definitionan overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
- Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.Chapter 4 (61% in)
- Besides, in drawing the picture of my early days, I also record those events which led, by insensible steps, to my after tale of misery, for when I would account to myself for the birth of that passion which afterwards ruled my destiny I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but, swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys.Chapter 2 (41% in)
- The rain was pouring in torrents, and thick mists hid the summits of the mountains, so that I even saw not the faces of those mighty friends.Chapter 10 (13% in)
- There were no horses to be procured, and I must return by the lake; but the wind was unfavourable, and the rain fell in torrents.Chapter 23 (45% in)
There are no more uses of "torrent" in Frankenstein.
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