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used in Fahrenheit 451

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an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
  • 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.'
    p. 103.7
torrent = overwhelming amount

(editor's notes:  Beatty is quoting the famous French poet, Paul Valery. Verbiage is a synonym for words.)
  • Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    p. 59.2
torrent = overwhelming amount

(editor's note:  Beatty is quoting the famous French poet, Paul Valery.)
There are no more uses of "torrent" in Fahrenheit 451.

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