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torrent
used in Frankenstein

4 uses
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Definition
an 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)

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