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Definitionan overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
- I had found sublimity and wonder in the dread heights and precipices, in the roaring torrents, and the wastes of ice and snow; but as yet, they had taught me nothing else.Chapters 58-60 (5% in)
- 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.Chapters 22-24 (20% in)
There are no more uses of "torrent" in David Copperfield.
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