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torrent
used in Catch-22

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Definition
an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
  • Sweat gushed from his neck in torrents and poured down over his chest and waist with the feeling of warm slime.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (38% in)
  • He wanted to pour out to her in torrents of self-pity all his unbearable loneliness and despair and warn her never to leave the boric acid or the aspirin in reach of the children or to cross a street against the traffic light.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (26% in)
  • Words gushed from the chaplain in a nervous torrent.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (93% in)
  • Tears were streaming in single torrents from her flashing, hate-filled eyes as she struggled against him fiercely in an irrational frenzy of maddened might, snarling and cursing savagely and screaming 'Bruto!
    Chapter 38 — Kid Sister (10% in)

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