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monsoon

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Definition rainy season in southern Asia when wind blows from the southwest
  • We didn't extend our trip to visit India because it was the start of the monsoon system.
monsoon = rainy season in southern Asia when wind blows from the southwest
  • She had forgotten just how damp the monsoon air in Ayemenem could be.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • monsoon = rainy season in southern Asia
  • The monsoons came late to the desert, and I was glad.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • We were in the middle of a monsoon.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • All windows and doors were slammed tight shut, because this was monsoon rain, driving in, right across the country from the southwest.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Maybe if she just waited out the monsoon.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The final beat up before the monsoon had come.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • We normally don't have monsoons in Swat and at first we were happy, thinking the rain would mean a good harvest.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Monsoons could be ahead!
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • That was in the monsoon holidays, after he had taken the prize for mathematics.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He heard the rumors and the mortars and felt the monsoon heat and heard the universal slogan of the war.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A scandal that starts here and reverberates to East Washington will come back on us like a monsoon.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • But in early May, we hoped, the approach of the monsoon from the Bay of Bengal would force the jet stream north into Tibet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "The monsoon breaks up early this year," he remarked conversationally, somewhere behind me.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The cats parted like clouds of dust in a monsoon, and an ancient man, gray-haired and white-bearded, moved through them to the beach.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • But all they've got in the Pacific is jungles and monsoons, I'd rot there.'
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That could only mean the monsoon, blowing in from India.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Couldn't even get television during monsoon.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • During the easterly monsoon season, birds of paradise lose the magnificent feathers around their tails that naturalists call 'below–the–wing' feathers.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • A monsoon swept in, soaking the tense and terrified boys.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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