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human wave

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  • Picture to yourself a human wave, where the bank has been broken down.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • With the approach of winter the tide turns, and the human wave retires faster than it came.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • On the llano fugitives and pursuers mingled as one in the human wave of confusion.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The contagion of fear changes the direction of the human wave; it bends back upon itself and breaks to escape danger.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Like the swoop of heated play to a goal burst a human wave upon the steps.

  • Pierre found himself shoved and carried along by the human wave.

    Pierre and Luce Romain Rolland

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