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In one week, we went from drought to deluge.
  a large amount of something — especially water


to overwhelm with a large amount of something — especially water
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  • In one week, we went from drought to deluge.
  • The White House was deluged with complaints.
  • By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
    2 Peter 3:6 (NIV)
  • Let cares like a wild deluge come, And storms of sorrow fall,
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • Five cities are named as existing before the Deluge,
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • He heard the heavy breaths of sleeping Gladers, heard the whimpering moans from Minho, heard the now-pounding deluge of water slamming into the pavement outside.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • I was deluged with phone calls.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The deluge of water from the streets above is washing over the landing and spilling into the wide groove of the tunnel, and it’s just a few dozen feet away.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • And when I release this deluge on you, you’ll have your own queue, and you’ll be inundated for the next two hours, till lunch.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Normally I could not have abided such information; and yet what was happening to me was so quick and sure, like one of the late autumn deluges that were sweeping in on us more and more often, the red-brown water suddenly ankle-deep, seeping in everywhere, and in the last minutes before I would go to her again I was practically trembling.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • Guilty and terrified, Wells had spent the past week desperate to find Clarke, but his deluge of messages had gone unanswered, and when he went to her flat, he found it sealed off by guards.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The old man’s maxim was Apres moi le deluge.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Dramatic flashes of forked lightning briefly illuminated the sky, and then, as if in afterthought, the heavy drumbeat roll of a deluge hit the roof of our little bungalow, so fierce that ar first it drowned out sound.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • But in the last few months, the home had been deluged with younger arrivals—all Jews and all from Germany.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Thunder still grumbled over the far Brooklyn ramparts, but the rain’s fragile pattering now, like the intermittent sound of a single tap dancer, told me that most of the deluge had ceased.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A single soft plop followed the deluge.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was nothing but dry paint, difficult breath, and the deluge of abuse from Rosa.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Then I’m deluged in lemony foam that I have to scrape off with a heavy bristled brush.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • That deluge of fire was worth seeing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He stood—slender, trim, athletic—and let the deluge break upon his head.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Was he also out in that deluged—the unseen watcher, the man of darkness?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The seething impossibility of their predicament was like a heavy deluge of black water flooding around him, dragging him toward surrender.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The deluge finally stopped just before sunset.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The mere thought of the word provoked a shot of pain behind my jaws and a deluge of saliva in my mouth.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Mayor Swaney was deluged with angry phone calls and e-mails from Times readers who were appalled that he had kicked the Fugees out of the town park after Christmas.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He went on and on until there was such a deluge of words I could hardly keep up.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Murtagh’s eyes shot toward the violent deluge blocking their way.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Spiderwebbing cracks fissured the glass-that-was-not-glass; the last thing Clary heard before the Portal dissolved into a deluge of ragged shards was Valentine’s derisive laughter.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • All Thoughts of Bad Habits vanished within a deluge of normalcy.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • She stopped, out of words, and waited in dread for the deluge of questions.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Only a drop, perhaps, but that drop was the first wave of the deluge.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The window went up, a maid-servant’s discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr’s remains!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • She could tell by the expression on his face that he was concentrating hard, trying to keep up with the deluge of information.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • What private solicitude could rear itself against the deluge of the Year One of Liberty—the deluge rising from below, not falling from above, and with the windows of Heaven shut, not opened!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Upon which I very freely declared my whole story: at the end of which he made this exclamation: "Ye sacred powers: what had I committed, that such a wretch should enter into my ship to heap upon me such a deluge of miseries!"
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The sound of his voice, serious and husky, brought with it a deluge of memories from the night, and I felt a blush color my face and neck.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Many a shower wetted us through during these days, and we had scarcely time to hurry back to Rockburg and house our cattle and possessions before the annual deluge began.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The giant let go of the top of the tree, which swayed alarmingly and deluged Hagrid with a rain of pine needles, and looked down.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • ’She has been dying for your sake several weeks, and raving about you this morning, and pouring forth a deluge of abuse, because I represented your failings in a plain light, for the purpose of mitigating her adoration.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The storm had hit in full fury last night, bringing heavy winds and massive amounts of rain, dwarfing the previous deluge.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I heaved them up, deluged the bed and its occupant, flew back to my own room, brought my own water-jug, baptized the couch afresh, and, by God’s aid, succeeded in extinguishing the flames which were devouring it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The barbarians passed over the Coliseum; the deluge, perhaps, passed over the Pyramids.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • For three days Perrault and Francois threw chests up and down the main street of Skaguay and were deluged with invitations to drink, while the team was the constant centre of a worshipful crowd of dog-busters and mushers.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here’s the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Everybody knows that Gwen has been Lancelot’s mistress since before the deluge, but what good is that?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It was a passion to get her affairs in order before she had to retire behind doors, to have as much money as possible in case the deluge broke upon her again, to have a stout levee of cash against the rising tide of Yankee hate.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts;" and Caderousse began to sing the two last lines of a song very popular at the time,— ’Tous les mechants sont beuveurs d’eau; C’est bien prouve par le deluge.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The keeper obeyed, and Don Quixote, fixing on the point of his lance the cloth he had wiped his face with after the deluge of curds, proceeded to recall the others, who still continued to fly, looking back at every step, all in a body, the gentleman bringing up the rear.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Saphira roared in fury and arched her neck to loose another deluge of fire.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • A fresh fall of snow blanketed the asylum grounds-not a Christmas sprinkle, but a man-high January deluge, the sort that snuffs out schools and offices and churches, and leaves, for a day or more, a pure, blank sheet in place of memo pads, date books and calendars.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
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