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 Meanings and Examples of FLOOD
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flood
 n.  cause to fill or become covered with water; a large flow
Classic Sentence: (110 in 8 pages)
1  The tide of the Confederacy's fortune was running strong and full now, sweeping the people jubilantly along on its flood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  They seemed to flood her chest, and they were hot tears that burned under her bosom, but they would not flow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  And now, fear of unknown things seized her, leaped swiftly out of the darkness at her and she could only stand and stare at him, all the flood of questioning dammed up at her lips.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  He had never thought that women of her strong mettle had tears, and a flood of tenderness and remorse swept him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  She looked at him again and wondered where the hot flood of feeling had gone.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  It was as though the swift flood of his life had been diverted into one narrow channel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
7  Then, as she held Melanie's hand more closely, a flood of warm gratitude to God swept over her and, for the first time since her childhood, she said a humble, unselfish prayer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
8  If he had spared her that she could have drowned quietly, welcoming the dark flood as it submerged her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  But now the flood was shot through with glory, and it was harder to drown at sunrise than in darkness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  Her own grudges came in a flood.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  THERE is his home; THERE lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
12  Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, Stand dressed in living green.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
13  Yea, foolish mortals, Noah's flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
14  The man became insane; he stood over me, choking me with one fist and beating me in the face with the other, hissing and chuckling and letting out a flood of abuse.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
15  Once their water pipes froze and burst; and when, in their ignorance, they thawed them out, they had a terrifying flood in their house.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Example Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
16  The transit was damaged by flood; we were blocked at a remote mountain village.
17  The dam was not strong enough to hold back the flood waters.
18  Dozens of people are believed to have been killed by a flash flood in a popular tourist area.
19  The magnitude of the flood was impossible to comprehend.
20  The slow recession of the flood waters created problems for the crews working to restore power to the area.
21  Looking at his great aunt's antique furniture, which must have been cluttering up her attic since the time of Noah's flood, the young heir exclaimed, "Heavens! How positively antediluvian!".
22  The flood left a deposit of mud on everything; we had to refurbish our belongings.
23  The turgid river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.
24  The flood did a lot of damage to the crops.
25  Self-abandoned, relaxed, and effortless, I seemed to have laid me down in the dried-up bed of a great river; I heard a flood loosened in remote mountains, and felt the torrent come: to rise I had no will, to flee I had no strength.
26  I heard a flood loosen in remote mountains, and felt the torrent come: to rise I had no will, to flee I had no strength.
27  Such mega-events have undergirded determination in government and the public alike to move on longstanding issues of housing and infrastructure; a flood of public-works projects have accelerated a profound reshaping of Rio de Janeiro, often in ways that reanimate bitterness over racial and class divisions.
28  The farm and surrounding area was flooded.
29  The drains flooded and water overflowed down the main street.
30  It was not easy to drain the flooded mine.