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Definition arrival of many people or other things

Much more rarely (but sometimes seen in classic literature), influx can reference an inflow of water as when Washington Irving wrote:  "The stream which they had followed throughout the preceding day was now swollen by the influx of another river".
  • They were overwhelmed by the influx of refugees.
  • We were surprised by the influx of orders for the new product.
  • We're hoping the new computer system will help us manage the influx of information.
  • And even the influx of officials, even the return of the doctor, vulgar and acute, could not shake her belief in the eternity of beauty.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Silas sank into his chair powerless, under the double presence of an inexplicable surprise and a hurrying influx of memories.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Similarly a good part of the Hills found itself swept away with the massive land deals and influx of investments during the 1970s and 1980s.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • And even the influx of officials, even the return of the doctor, vulgar and acute, could not shake her belief in the eternity of beauty.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Jormundur glanced out over the influx of warriors, then looked back at Eragon and Roran.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It is the month of vacations and the influx of tourists, and when the sun attains its full glory but not its greatest heat.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Some Mexicans and Mexican Americans have jokingly dubbed the influx la reconquista — the reconquest of lands once held by Mexico.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Villages, towns, whole cities could be divided into "family" terrains, all profiting from the influx of Western capital and technology.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Coltan, along with gold and diamonds and the influx of armies and militias from Rwanda and Burundi, had provided some of the fuel for the Congo's wars.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The sun is gone and the sky is influx.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • They had gotten separated as a new influx of marchers came up the stone steps.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Again, in 1830, there was a larger influx.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Native San Franciscans, possessive of the city, had to cope with an influx, not of awed respectful tourists but of raucous unsophisticated provincials.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • During the early part of Willemse's tenure, in 1971-2, there was a steady influx of captured MK soldiers.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Silas sank into his chair powerless, under the double presence of an inexplicable surprise and a hurrying influx of memories.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The King's coming here will mean an influx of money into this country.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners

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