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Definition an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
  • She screamed a torrent of abuse.
torrent = an overwhelming amount
  • The houses were swept away in the torrent.
  • torrent = rapidly moving water
  • The rain, which was falling in torrents, added to the uproar.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • torrents = overwhelming amounts
  • Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • torrent = overwhelming flood
  • Pathway's a bog, and the road's a torrent.
    W. W. Jacobs  --  The Monkey's Paw
  • torrent = flooded by rapidly moving water
  • And you shrieked, 'Knowledge is power!' and 'A dwarf on a giant's shoulders of the furthest of the two!' and I summed my side up with rare serenity in, 'The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us, Mr. Valery once said.'
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • She had wanted help, and here was help; it had come in a rushing torrent.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • 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
  • She had wanted help, and here was help; it had come in a rushing torrent.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Her words tumble over each other in a torrent of excitement: "You look beautiful!
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Then she flew over a river, a thrusting torrent that cut through the mountains.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • As the torrent passed through his fingers it turned dark green.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • 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
  • Thunder rumbled, and the rain began to pour, in thick sheets and torrents.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • The gunslinger wondered what he would feel if that inky sky should split open and let in a torrent of light.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The road was a torrent of muddy snowwater.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Blood pours out of his head wound in great torrents, drenching her roses and his clothing and spilling onto the floor of the vehicle.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It was only five o'clock of a mid-October day, but a storm had come up in the afternoon, bringing black clouds, a cold wind and torrents of rain.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • He used to say that the mountain torrents were the first road builders, and that wherever they found a way, he could find one.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The energy came in torrents now.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man

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