AVALANCHE in a Sentence

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For AVALANCHE, below is one of 13 sentences:
Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.

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 Meanings and Examples of AVALANCHE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  great mass of falling snow and ice
Classic Sentence:
1  I predict from all this an avalanche of dinners and routs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
2  The avalanche had shaken and slid a little forward, but it did not yet crash down.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
4  Then in a shy avalanche arrived the entire aristocracy of Gopher Prairie: all persons engaged in a profession, or earning more than twenty-five hundred dollars a year, or possessed of grandparents born in America.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
5  Can't you see it, Raina; our gallant splendid Bulgarians with their swords and eyes flashing, thundering down like an avalanche and scattering the wretched Servian dandies like chaff.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
6  "But I have plenty of both," said Khlobuev, and with that went on to deliver himself of a perfect avalanche of projects.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
7  A single word had so often brought down an avalanche upon her.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
Example Sentence:
1  The avalanche struck the ski resort in the late afternoon.
2  More than a dozen people were dug out of the avalanche alive.
3  Most avalanche accidents occur on north- and east-facing slopes.
4  The park ranger warned the skiers to stay on the main trails, where they would be in no danger of being buried beneath a sudden avalanche.
5  Rescuers said they had searched the entire avalanche area and found no trace of the missing climbers. Commander of the local mountain gendarmes said it was possible the bodies were buried deep under the ice and snow.
6  Repeated attempts to rescue him failed because of snow storms and avalanches but on Wednesday two Pakistani military helicopters managed to fly close enough to his perch for one of them to dangle a line to him.