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Definition a large amount of something — especially water


to overwhelm with a large amount of something — especially water
  • The mayor declared a state of emergency after the deluge of 10'' of rain.
deluge = overwhelming amount
  • The White House was deluged with complaints.
  • deluged = overwhelmed
  • In one week, we went from drought to deluge.
  • deluge = an overwhelming amount of water
  • The deluge continues as if the Gamemakers are intent on washing us all away.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • deluge = overwhelming rain
  • Then I'm deluged in lemony foam that I have to scrape off with a heavy bristled brush.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • deluged = drenched (flooded with)
  • 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
  • After a week of continuous rain Brewster Place was now bathed in a deluge of sunlight.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • Pilchuck drew Tom under a narrow shelf of rock, where, half protected from the deluge, they crouched in the semi-darkness.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • 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
  • We know the story of the Deluge from Holy Scripture.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • 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
  • The old man's maxim was Apres moi le deluge.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • 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.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Saphira roared in fury and arched her neck to loose another deluge of fire.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Fresh cases arrived each day, but no longer in a deluge.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • That was how everything went after the deluge.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • 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
  • 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
  • That deluge of fire was worth seeing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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