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  • December twenty-first is when everyone leaves for vacation and then in the new year we're deluged with projects from our own list of authors and journalists.†   (source)
  • Fresh cases arrived each day, but no longer in a deluge.†   (source)
  • He went on and on until there was such a deluge of words I could hardly keep up.†   (source)
  • Murtagh's eyes shot toward the violent deluge blocking their way.†   (source)
  • We sat in front of Charlie's house for hours, as the sky darkened and rain plummeted around us in a sudden deluge.†   (source)
  • She stopped, out of words, and waited in dread for the deluge of questions.†   (source)
  • Actually, rain is too gentle a term for the deluge that strikes us each day, obscuring the shore, pounding the tin roofs of the barges with a deafening roar, and slowing our upstream crawl until it seems we are standing still.†   (source)
  • But in the last few months, the home had been deluged with younger arrivals—all Jews and all from Germany.†   (source)
  • We know the story of the Deluge from Holy Scripture.†   (source)
  • I just wanted to apologize, to explain ..." The downpour has become a deluge.†   (source)
  • She could tell by the expression on his face that he was concentrating hard, trying to keep up with the deluge of information.†   (source)
  • The deluge finally stopped just before sunset.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That was how everything went after the deluge.†   (source)
  • Two steps in, and already the deluge was reduced to a few scattered drops that found their way through the limbs overhead, which crowded together like a tangle of fingers.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The free booze had worked its magic, and Jeremy was deluged with congratulations after the show had ended.†   (source)
  • All Thoughts of Bad Habits vanished within a deluge of normalcy.†   (source)
  • The deluge of dollar bills triggered by Lois and Jane soon caused a problem.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • After a week of continuous rain Brewster Place was now bathed in a deluge of sunlight.†   (source)
  • As she spoke, they swept beneath the overhanging rocks, and a great curtain of Virginia creeper and trumpet-vine fell behind them, half screening them from the road, and from the deluge which now broke more fiercely.†   (source)
  • It was not hard to imagine that if they had wished it so, Ordo Maas and his family might have also taken with them everything they needed to begin anew after a deluge great enough to cover the Earth.†   (source)
  • To open the door was to admit the deluge; to step outside was to be drenched.†   (source)
  • Only a drop, perhaps, but that drop was the first wave of the deluge.†   (source)
  • It was yet another autumn deluge.†   (source)
  • He was deluged with letters, some of which were from monarchists, Garibaldini, and military officers who questioned his patriotism.†   (source)
  • The sky was swollen with a waiting deluge.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Only the Potomac River bore the scars of the deluge.†   (source)
  • IT WAS A DELUGE of a winter in the Salinas Valley, wet and wonderful.†   (source)
  • If she was going to she got no chance, for outside, all in a shuddering deluge of thick guitar chords, the Paranoids had broken into song.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He turned the ball upside down with a sort of instinct, and in shocked submission and pity saw the landscape deluged in a small fury of snow.†   (source)
  • Then I'm deluged in lemony foam that I have to scrape off with a heavy bristled brush.   (source)
    deluged = drenched (flooded with)
  • Today it's• only rain, the usual deluge, so heavy the impact turns the air to mist.†   (source)
  • We were waked up some time in the middle of the night by a clap of thunder and a deluge of rain.†   (source)
  • What followed was a quick deluge of news and information about the insurance world of Melbourne.†   (source)
  • Maybe it was just the ferocity of the deluge.†   (source)
  • Because once you get me started, it'll make your Monday deluge look like a tinkle.†   (source)
  • Saphira roared in fury and arched her neck to loose another deluge of fire.†   (source)
  • Well, I may be from the South, but even so, I can't imagine your magazine is deluged with groupies.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Why, next thing, the Devil came to Chamberlain...When the buckets fell, she was at first only aware of a loud, metallic clang cutting through the music, and then she was deluged in warmth and wetness.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Thief's Downfall!" said Griphook, clambering to his feet and looking back the deluge onto the tracks, which, Harry knew now, had been more than water.†   (source)
  • Harry was deluged in the foul-smelling potion within: the brains slipped and slid over him and began spinning their long coloured tentacles, but he shouted, 'Wingardium Leviosa!' and they flew off him up into the air.†   (source)
  • She had confused him with her son again, because the hot wind that came after the deluge and had brought occasional waves of lucidity to Ursula's brain had passed.†   (source)
  • A day ago we'd have given up our teeth for a good rain, and now we gnashed them in frustration over the deluge.†   (source)
  • The sky was nothing but falling water, a ceaseless deluge that wrinkled and bloated my skin and froze me stiff.†   (source)
  • He frantically tried to surface and relieve his burning lungs, but he only rose a few feet before the deluge halted his ascent.†   (source)
  • I imagined him still standing in our yard, frozen under the deluge, baptizing an endless circle of children, who would slip away and return with new faces requiring his blessing.†   (source)
  • But one of the many people who regularly brought unpleasant news of the deluge had told her that the company was dismantling its dispensaries to move them to where it was not raining.†   (source)
  • Harry, Hermione and Neville were all knocked backwards off their feet; Neville was thrown over the desk and disappeared from view; Hermione smashed into a bookcase and was promptly deluged in a cascade of heavy books; the back of Harry's head slammed into the stone wall behind him, tiny lights burst in front of his eyes and for a moment he was too dizzy and bewildered to react.†   (source)
  • I wrote this note after seeing them, both of them strung out, exhausted by the deluge you unleashed on them.†   (source)
  • She saw with quiet impotence how the deluge was pitilessly exterminating a fortune that at one time was considered the largest and most solid in Macondo, and of which nothing remained but pestilence.†   (source)
  • No one can say he does not learn his lesson, though it might take a deluge, and though he might never admit in this lifetime that it was not his own idea in the first place.†   (source)
  • He had promised her to send her to finish her studies in Brussels, in accord with a custom established during the time of the banana company, and that illusion had brought him to attempt to revive the lands devastated by the deluge.†   (source)
  • The chute opened, the deluge arrived, and Mae worked against the flood until eleven or so, when there was something like respite.†   (source)
  • There, the cranky indoor plumbing constantly grumbled at us like God to Noah, threatening the deluge, and Anatole swore if he lived through ten thousand mornings in Kinshasa he would never get used to defecating in the center of his home.†   (source)
  • His point of view, contrary to the general interpretation, was that Macondo had been a prosperous place and well on its way until it was disordered and corrupted and suppressed by the banana company, whose engineers brought on the deluge as a pretext to avoid promises made to the workers.†   (source)
  • Aureliano Segundo thought without saying so that the evil was not in the world but in some hidden place in the mysterious heart of Petra Cotes, where something had happened during the deluge that had turned the animals sterile and made money scarce.†   (source)
  • They saw themselves in the lost paradise of the deluge, splashing in the puddles in the courtyard, killing lizards to hang on Ursula, pretending that they were going to bury her alive, and those memories revealed to them the truth that they had been happy together ever since they had had memory.†   (source)
  • At that time she had dug deep into her heart, searching for the strength that would allow her to survive the misfortune, and she had discovered a reflective and just rage with which she had sworn to restore the fortune squandered by her lover and then wiped out by the deluge.†   (source)
  • Feeling her way along through the empty bedrooms she perceived the continuous rumble of the termites as they carved the wood, the snipping of the moths in the clothes closets, and the devastating noise of the enormous red ants that had prospered during the deluge and were undermining the foundations of the house.†   (source)
  • It might have been thought that the deluge had given him the opportunity to sit and reflect and that the business of the pliers and the oilcan had awakened in him the tardy yearning of so many useful trades that he might have followed in his life and did not; but neither case was true, because the temptation of a sedentary domesticity that was besieging him was not the result of any rediscovery or moral lesion.†   (source)
  • As he lost his voice, however, and realized that in a short time he would be unable to bear the pain, he began to understand that it was not through raffled pigs and goats that his daughter would get to Brussels, so he conceived the idea of organizing the fabulous raffle of the lands destroyed by the deluge, which could easily be restored by a person with the money to do so.†   (source)
  • I was deluged with phone calls.†   (source)
  • The storm had hit in full fury last night, bringing heavy winds and massive amounts of rain, dwarfing the previous deluge.†   (source)
  • As soon as they had passed by Prudencia Pitre's balcony, a little after midday, the deluge came and the funeral procession dispersed in a wild stampede.†   (source)
  • The burning wood hissed and cracked under the deluge, and a cloud of steam jetted upward in place of smoke, filling the air with an unpleasant smell.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The enormous 747 starship of the People's Republic came into view like a great silver bird, its jet engines roaring through the deluge, whirring down as it was manoeuvred into position on alien ground.†   (source)
  • The two creeks that surrounded the kennel, usually a quarter mile away, could now be seen from the windows of the house, and Logan was even keeping Zeus away because of the debris washed out with the deluge.†   (source)
  • Late in the afternoon of the third day, the deluge that had flooded Dilbeek laid siege to the banlieues north of Paris.†   (source)
  • Then Eragon pictured Roran as he had appeared just before the deluge of stones and dust had hidden him from view, standing underneath the eaves of the doorway to the keep, and with a start, he realized what to do.†   (source)
  • They hurried inside, as if trying to escape a sudden deluge, and found the president and the first lady, both formally attired, waiting in the Entrance Hall.†   (source)
  • It was the job of the DGSI to sift through this daily deluge, identify the potential terrorists and agents of foreign intelligence, and monitor their movements until they left French soil.†   (source)
  • With a groan that was loud enough to jar my father from his tormented sleep—a groan that I'm sure sounded inconsolable—I embraced my phantom Sophie, came in an unstoppered deluge, and while coming called out her beloved name.†   (source)
  • In autumn, on the other hand, we have deluges of mud.†   (source)
  • Deluge stories occur in every quarter of the earth.†   (source)
  • He stood—slender, trim, athletic—and let the deluge break upon his head.†   (source)
  • Gilgamesh, on landing, had to listen to the patriarch's long recitation of the story of the deluge.†   (source)
  • Everybody knows that Gwen has been Lancelot's mistress since before the deluge, but what good is that?†   (source)
  • The deluge of spring-published books which brought in hundreds of seasonal five-dollar author clients and dozens of hundred-dollar publisher clients, had not been a deluge but a mere trickle.†   (source)
  • Miss Lula!" somewhere behind them, then the boy, deluged as though by a warm wave by a suave turn of carpeted stair and a pendant glitter of chandeliers and a mute gleam of gold frames, heard the swift feet and saw her too, a lady — perhaps he had never seen her like before either — in a gray, smooth gown with lace at the throat and an apron tied at the waist and the sleeves turned back, wiping cake or biscuit dough from her hands with a towel as she came up the hall, looking not at his father at all but at the tracks on the blond rug with an expression of incredulous amazement.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A flight of storm clouds drew over the district and began to discharge a deluge; it seemed the end of the world was at hand.†   (source)
  • The deluge hero is a symbol of the germinal vitality of man surviving even the worst tides of catastrophe and sin.†   (source)
  • Now the far land that they were approaching was the residence of Utnapishtim, the hero of the primordial deluge, here abiding with his wife in immortal peace.†   (source)
  • According to an Aztec version, each of the four elements—water, earth, air, and fire—terminates a period of the world: the eon of the waters ended in deluge, that of the earth with an earthquake, that of air with a wind, and the present eon will be destroyed by flame.9 According to the Stoic doctrine of the cyclic conflagration, all souls are resolved into the world soul or primal fire.†   (source)
  • The third of the following chapters will conclude the discussion of these prospects under six subheadings: "Refusal of the Return," or the world denied 2 "The Magic Flight," or the escape of Prometheus 3 "Rescue from Without" 4 "The Crossing of the Return Threshold," or the return to the world of common day 5 "Master of the Two Worlds" 6 "Freedom to Live," the nature and function of the ultimate boon This circular adventure of the hero appears in a negative form in stories of the deluge type, where it is not the hero who goes to the power, but the power that rises against the hero, and again subsides.†   (source)
  • Was he also out in that deluged—the unseen watcher, the man of darkness?†   (source)
  • He deluged me, overwhelmed me with argument.†   (source)
  • Yet his impact deluges a hundred shores.†   (source)
  • "Perfect deluge," he muttered after a while: he leaned his forehead on the glass.†   (source)
  • It's headed, 'A Necessary Explanation,' with the motto, 'Apres moi le deluge!'†   (source)
  • It certainly is a menagerie, for these remains were not brought here by a deluge.†   (source)
  • The Jews deluged the smoking ruins of their temple with the carnage of the remnant of their host.†   (source)
  • The barbarians passed over the Coliseum; the deluge, perhaps, passed over the Pyramids.†   (source)
  • The old man's maxim was Apres moi le deluge.†   (source)
  • In the old paintings of the deluge there is a mother holding her child thus.†   (source)
  • The last was an awful blank: something like the world when the deluge was gone by.†   (source)
  • the globe has burst, and we are deluged with tongues of fire!†   (source)
  • It is because it, too, as a matter of fact, has been engulfed in a deluge.†   (source)
  • There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • He was seventy-three years of age, and had a red face, and white hair; he deluged himself with scent, and was always smiling like a child.†   (source)
  • BY eight o'clock the next morning the great city papers were on the stands with the sprawling headlines, which informed every one in no uncertain terms: PROSECUTION IN GRIFFITHS' CASE CLOSES WITH IMPRESSIVE DELUGE OF TESTIMONY.†   (source)
  • It was towards the close of September, 1792, and the weather which had been brilliant and hot throughout the month had suddenly broken up; for two days torrents of rain had deluged the south of England, doing its level best to ruin what chances the apples and pears and late plums had of becoming really fine, self-respecting fruit.†   (source)
  • The topmost shelf of every closet was made to yield up its secret, cellar and coal-bin were probed to their darkest depths and, as a final stage in the lustral rites, the entire house was swathed in penitential white and deluged with expiatory soapsuds.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When Carley squeezed the spigot handle there burst forth a torrent of water that spouted up out of the washbasin to deluge her.†   (source)
  • its two brick sides and plastering all the room and everything in it with a smell of soot, making the room like one of those great open hearths which one finds in the country, or one of the canopied mantelpieces in old castles under which one sits hoping that in the world outside it is raining or snowing, hoping almost for a catastrophic deluge to add the romance of shelter and security to the comfort of a snug retreat; I would turn to and fro between the prayer-desk and the stamped velvet armchairs, each one always draped in its crocheted antimacassar, while the fire, baking like a pie the appetising smells with which the air of the room, was thickly clotted, which the dewy and sunn†   (source)
  • They turned their backs to the squall; the skipper, it seems, got an oar over the stern to keep the boat before it, and for two or three minutes the end of the world had come through a deluge in a pitchy blackness.†   (source)
  • All the preceding afternoon and night heavy thunderstorms had hissed down upon the meads, and washed some of the hay into the river; but this morning the sun shone out all the more brilliantly for the deluge, and the air was balmy and clear.†   (source)
  • Pilchuck drew Tom under a narrow shelf of rock, where, half protected from the deluge, they crouched in the semi-darkness.†   (source)
  • The deluge of sound poured on and on; I never knew what she found in the shining current of it; I never knew how far it bore her, or past what happy islands.†   (source)
  • Johnson shouted in my ear, as we successfully came through the attendant deluge, and I knew he referred, not to Wolf Larsen's seamanship, but to the performance of the Ghost herself.†   (source)
  • Milly was deluged.†   (source)
  • She had him out at daylight every morning, stood him up in the woodshed and drowned him with a deluge of cold water; then she scrubbed him down with a towel like a file, and so brought him to; then she rolled him up in a wet sheet and put him away under blankets till she sweated his soul clean and "the yellow stains of it came through his pores"—as Tom said.†   (source)
  • Even the Griffiths of Denver were so shaken by the evidence as the trial had progressed that they scarcely dared read the papers openly—one to the other—but, for the most part, read of it separately and alone, whispering together afterwards of the damning, awful deluge of circumstantial evidence.†   (source)
  • Apres moi le deluge.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • All on deck, with the exception of ourselves, had been swept overboard;—the captain and mates must have perished as they slept, for the cabins were deluged with water.†   (source)
  • Let cares like a wild deluge come, And storms of sorrow fall, May I but safely reach my home, My god, my Heaven, my All.†   (source)
  • That deluge of fire was worth seeing.†   (source)
  • "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.'†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, that a male dissembler who by deluging her with untenable fictions charms the female wisely, may acquire powers reaching to the extremity of perdition, is a truth taught to many by unsought and wringing occurrences.†   (source)
  • She insisted that the Doctor should call twice a day; and deluged her patient with draughts every two hours.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The thunder was rolling into distance, and the rain was pouring down like a deluge, when the door of his room opened.†   (source)
  • There was very little similarity in the manners or opinions of the two; but as they both belonged to the more intelligent class of a very small community, they were, of course, known to each other, and as their meeting was at a point where silence would have been rudeness, the following conversation was the result of their interview: "A fine evening, Mr. Edwards," commenced the lawyer, whose disinclination to the dialogue was, to say the least, very doubtful; "we want rain sadly; that's the worst of this climate of ours, it's either a drought or a deluge.†   (source)
  • In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was time to turn his thoughts from the offensive, and to prepare his followers to resist the lawless deluge of opinion, which threatened to break down the barriers of their faith.†   (source)
  • When we select from it some one figure at random, and attempt to make it live again in thought, it seems as strange to us as the world before the Deluge.†   (source)
  • Madame de Cintre had turned her back to the circle, and had been standing for some time within the uplifted curtain of a window, with her forehead against the pane, gazing out into the deluged darkness.†   (source)
  • But when the silver rim of the sun pushed itself out, a moment or two later, the assemblage broke loose with a vast shout and came pouring down like a deluge to smother me with blessings and gratitude; and Clarence was not the last of the wash, to be sure.†   (source)
  • The country had been deluged with government bills; the famous Land Bank had been established; there had been a rage for speculating; the people had run mad with schemes for new settlements, for building cities in the wilderness; land-jobbers went about with maps of grants and townships and Eldorados, lying nobody knew where, but which everybody was ready to purchase.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Oh, curses, woe, death to you!" and he tried to follow Monte Cristo; but as though in a dream he was transfixed to the spot,—his eyes glared as though they were starting through the sockets; he griped the flesh on his chest until his nails were stained with blood; the veins of his temples swelled and boiled as though they would burst their narrow boundary, and deluge his brain with living fire.†   (source)
  • At that same period North America was discovered, as if it had been kept in reserve by the Deity, and had just risen from beneath the waters of the deluge.†   (source)
  • These sanctuaries, in the midst of the deluge of penal and barbarous jurisdictions which inundated the city, were a species of islands which rose above the level of human justice.†   (source)
  • The water accumulated and washed deeper down, and the roar of the pool thus formed spread into the night as the head and chief among other noises of the kind created by the deluging rain.†   (source)
  • It was very soon discovered that whoever cast an indignity on Topsy was sure to meet with some inconvenient accident shortly after;—either a pair of ear-rings or some cherished trinket would be missing, or an article of dress would be suddenly found utterly ruined, or the person would stumble accidently into a pail of hot water, or a libation of dirty slop would unaccountably deluge them from above when in full gala dress;-and on all these occasions, when investigation was made, there was nobody found to stand sponsor for the indignity.†   (source)
  • Straightway there was an ear-splitting explosion of thunder, and the bottom of heaven fell out; the rain poured down in a deluge.†   (source)
  • But a deluge of rain was still falling, though with that violence which generally denotes the near cessation of a storm.†   (source)
  • I briefly related to him what had transpired: the strange laugh I had heard in the gallery: the step ascending to the third storey; the smoke, — the smell of fire which had conducted me to his room; in what state I had found matters there, and how I had deluged him with all the water I could lay hands on.†   (source)
  • They halted, they stood their ground a moment against that withering deluge of fire, then they broke, faced about and swept toward the ditch like chaff before a gale.†   (source)
  • This gradual and continuous progress of the European race towards the Rocky Mountains has the solemnity of a providential event; it is like a deluge of men rising unabatedly, and daily driven onwards by the hand of God.†   (source)
  • And now it is deluged with a nectarous flood — the young germs swamped — delicious poison cankering them: now I see myself stretched on an ottoman in the drawing-room at Vale Hall at my bride Rosamond Oliver's feet: she is talking to me with her sweet voice — gazing down on me with those eyes your skilful hand has copied so well — smiling at me with these coral lips.†   (source)
  • High wages were necessary to induce a mason to disappear in that fetid mine; the ladder of the cess-pool cleaner hesitated to plunge into it; it was said, in proverbial form: "to descend into the sewer is to enter the grave;" and all sorts of hideous legends, as we have said, covered this colossal sink with terror; a dread sink-hole which bears the traces of the revolutions of the globe as of the revolutions of man, and where are to be found vestiges of all cataclysms from the shells of the Deluge to the rag of Marat.†   (source)
  • It was then as evident to the simplest capacity as it is at the present time that the interest of the Americans forbade them to take any part in the contest which was about to deluge Europe with blood, but which could by no means injure the welfare of their own country.†   (source)
  • If we omit it now, some[2] Massanello may hereafter arise, who laying hold of popular disquietudes, may collect together the desperate and the discontented, and by assuming to themselves the powers of government, may sweep away the liberties of the continent like a deluge.†   (source)
  • The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.†   (source)
  • So Gilgamesh travelled over the wilderness, he wandered over the grasslands, a long journey, in search of Utnapishtim, whom the gods took after the deluge; and they set him to live in the land of Dilmun, in the garden of the sun; and to him alone of men they gave everlasting life.†   (source)
  • A single soft plop followed the deluge.†   (source)
  • "The whole country," he wrote to Bayard Taylor in 1873, "owing to the contagion of our newspaper 'exchange' system, is flooded, deluged, swamped beneath a muddy tide of slang."†   (source)
  • My dear Kitty told me today that she would dance in a deluge before ever she would starve in such an ark of salvation for, as she reminded me (blushing piquantly and whispering in my ear though there was none to snap her words but giddy butterflies), dame Nature, by the divine blessing, has implanted it in our hearts and it has become a household word that il y a deux choses for which the innocence of our original garb, in other circumstances a breach of the proprieties, is the fittest, nay, the only garment.†   (source)
  • The presence of guttural sounds, diacritic aspirations, epenthetic and servile letters in both languages: their antiquity, both having been taught on the plain of Shinar 242 years after the deluge in the seminary instituted by Fenius Farsaigh, descendant of Noah, progenitor of Israel, and ascendant of Heber and Heremon, progenitors of Ireland: their archaeological, genealogical, hagiographical, exegetical, homiletic, toponomastic, historical and religious literatures comprising the works of rabbis and culdees, Torah, Talmud (Mischna an†   (source)
  • streams and confluent oceanflowing rivers with their tributaries and transoceanic currents, gulfstream, north and south equatorial courses: its violence in seaquakes, waterspouts, Artesian wells, eruptions, torrents, eddies, freshets, spates, groundswells, watersheds, waterpartings, geysers, cataracts, whirlpools, maelstroms, inundations, deluges, cloudbursts: its vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve: its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at Ashtown gate, saturation of air, distillation of dew: the simplicity of its composition, two constituent parts of hydrogen with on†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A dungeon horrible, on all sides round,
    As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames
    No light; but rather darkness visible
    Served only to discover sights of woe,
    Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace
    And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
    That comes to all, but torture without end
    Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed
    With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.†   (source)
  • 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!"†   (source)
  • And therefore, though the creation of the world, and after that the destruction of all living creatures in the universall deluge, were admirable works; yet because they were not done to procure credit to any Prophet, or other Minister of God, they use not to be called Miracles.†   (source)
  • Ilioneus was her chief: Alethes old, Achates faithful, Abas young and bold, Endur'd not less; their ships, with gaping seams, Admit the deluge of the briny streams.†   (source)
  • It is not necessary that the rising sun should dart his fiery glories over the eastern horizon; nor that the boisterous winds should rush from their caverns, and shake the lofty forest; nor that the opening clouds should pour their deluges on the plains: it is not necessary, I say, that any of these should proclaim his majesty: there is not an insect, not a vegetable, of so low an order in the creation as not to be honoured with bearing marks of the attributes of its great Creator; marks not only of his power, but of his wisdom and goodness.†   (source)
  • Blush, blush, thou lump of foul deformity; For 'tis thy presence that exhales this blood From cold and empty veins, where no blood dwells; Thy deeds, inhuman and unnatural, Provokes this deluge most unnatural.†   (source)
  • It would be a full answer to this question to say—precisely the same inducements which have, at different times, deluged in blood all the nations in the world.†   (source)
  • Ev'n in their lines and trenches they contend, And scarce their walls the Trojan troops defend: The town is fill'd with slaughter, and o'erfloats, With a red deluge, their increasing moats.†   (source)
  • In which manner he Reigned over Adam, and gave him commandement to abstaine from the tree of cognizance of Good and Evill; which when he obeyed not, but tasting thereof, took upon him to be as God, judging between Good and Evill, not by his Creators commandement, but by his own sense, his punishment was a privation of the estate of Eternall life, wherein God had at first created him: And afterwards God punished his posterity, for their vices, all but eight persons, with an universall deluge; And in these eight did consist the then Kingdome Of God.†   (source)
  • fires;
    Till, as a signal given, th' uplifted spear
    Of their great Sultan waving to direct
    Their course, in even balance down they light
    On the firm brimstone, and fill all the plain:
    A multitude like which the populous North
    Poured never from her frozen loins to pass
    Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous sons
    Came like a deluge on the South, and spread
    Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands.†   (source)
  • He looked, and saw the ark hull on the flood,
    Which now abated; for the clouds were fled,
    Driven by a keen north-wind, that, blowing dry,
    Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed;
    And the clear sun on his wide watery glass
    Gazed hot, and of the fresh wave largely drew,
    As after thirst; which made their flowing shrink
    From standing lake to tripping ebb, that stole
    With soft foot towards the deep; who now had stopt
    His sluces, as the Heaven his windows shut.†   (source)
  • Meantime, the gath'ring clouds obscure the skies: From pole to pole the forky lightning flies; The rattling thunders roll; and Juno pours A wintry deluge down, and sounding show'rs.†   (source)
  • Like lightning, fierce Aeneas, rolling on, With arms invests, with flames invades the town: The brands are toss'd on high; the winds conspire To drive along the deluge of the fire.†   (source)
  • From that dire deluge, thro' the wat'ry waste, Such length of years, such various perils past, At last escap'd, to Latium we repair, To beg what you without your want may spare: The common water, and the common air; Sheds which ourselves will build, and mean abodes, Fit to receive and serve our banish'd gods.†   (source)
  • Thus, when a flood of fire by wind is borne, Crackling it rolls, and mows the standing corn; Or deluges, descending on the plains, Sweep o'er the yellow year, destroy the pains Of lab'ring oxen and the peasant's gains; Unroot the forest oaks, and bear away Flocks, folds, and trees, and undistinguish'd prey: The shepherd climbs the cliff, and sees from far The wasteful ravage of the wat'ry war.†   (source)
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