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Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  a heavy rain;
or: a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid);
or: an overwhelming number or amount
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torrent torrents
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  • Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Her words come out in a torrent, as if she’s been hoarding them all for this moment.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The rain fell in torrents, like God had sucked up the ocean and spit it out over their heads in fury.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • At first Frances didn’t seem to understand, but then she released a frightened-sounding torrent of words.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • The driver, who is way too young to have even a permit, whips the wheel back and forth to avoid the torrent of drones exploding all around us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Gina tapped Mae’s screen and Mae’s InnerCircle stream became a torrent of messages pouring down the monitor.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The mighty Indus River, which flows from the Himalayas down through KPK and Punjab to Karachi and the Arabian Sea, and of which we are so proud, had turned into a raging torrent and burst its banks.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • This provoked Tate, who unleashed a torrent of racial slurs and threats.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It comes in a torrent and this time it doesn’t let up.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She crested the hill, reveling in the rush of escape, of freedom, of power—and then the torrent began.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • A torrent of mud churned over the flames.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I thought I had truly suffered from the spillover of Stargirl’s shunning, but that was nothing now that the full torrent was turned on me.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Then she flew over a river, a thrusting torrent that cut through the mountains.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • An exhausted Chamberlin came to the Randolph Street Bridge and discovered "a torrent of humanity pouring over the bridge.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • The rain, which was falling in torrents, added to the uproar.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • All it took was the sight of each other for Jeannie and Amanda to dissolve in torrents of tears, and they stood on the sidewalk hugging while Mrs. Angell clucked sympathetically and clasped her purse to her bosom.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The torrent overflowed the gutters, and a curtain of rainwater leaped off the roof.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • There is a sputter, then a torrent of bright music.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • His eyes were as lifeless as billiard balls, sweat drained from his face in torrents.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The words spilled out in a torrent between clenched white teeth.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And I had let rip such an eyewatering torrent of filth that even Hobie —not understanding a word — had leaned back laughing with his hands over his ears.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The very sleepers on which the rails lay were a delightful path to travel by — just far enough apart to serve as the stepping-stones in a game of foaming torrents hastily organized by Bobbie.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Every now and then he broke out into a torrent of nervous speech.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Shay was skimming just above the torrent, so low that she lifted a wake every time she banked.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • She was listening contentedly to the torrent of words spilling from his mouth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Rain fell in torrents, and thunder rumbled across the sky like empty barrels rolling toward the horizon.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The Rao Bravo, as it is called here, is swollen with rain, a torrent of water coursing toward the Gulf of Mexico.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The torrent of men, armed with loaded canes and sticks, was irresistible.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Keating let himself be carried by the torrent.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Ink spurted out of the diary in torrents, streaming over Harry’s hands, flooding the floor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • For days and nights together it poured down in violent torrents, and washed away the yam heaps.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The prospect of fording this latte-colored torrent discourages most people from traveling any farther.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In her worst moments, when she cannot help being swallowed up by a torrent of self-loathing, Parwana thinks that perhaps the cord knew best.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Yes, I did write it," she cried, pouring out her soul in a torrent of words.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He could see a bright, whirling torrent of crystals in the air around him, and he could see them gather on the backs of his hands, like cold fur.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The torrent had swamped the flat bed and the seeds rushed out like runaway boats.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • She stirred and lifted her wing to admit a torrent of sunshine.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The rain was descending in torrents, and Rostov, with a young officer named Ilyin, his protege, was sitting in a hastily constructed shelter.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He let loose a torrent that knocked them all backward.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He saw a slice of Yugoslavia where thatched-roofed dwellings on stilts gave way to rushing torrents of water from below.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She burst into another torrent of weeping.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It spread out its wings, fitted them carefully into place again, ducked its head for a moment, as though making a sort of obeisance to the sun, and then began to pour forth a torrent of song.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Sweat gushed from his neck in torrents and poured down over his chest and waist with the feeling of warm slime.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • If that wasn’t weird enough, he appeared to be sweating at an unbelievable rate—oily water poured off him in torrents and pooled in the river.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Silas sat up now, rubbing his stiff muscles, his emotions a torrent of incredulity, appreciation, and confusion.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And then, my dear, before I could say a word he began pouring out a perfect torrent of love-making, laying his very heart and soul at my feet.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • No one spoke until the bell rang — but when Moody had dismissed them and they had left the classroom, a torrent of talk burst forth.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Words seemed to be pouring out of Alec in a torrent, while his parents looked on in confusion.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
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