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violent storm

Meteorology. storm (def 3).
Origin of violent storm
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Presently there set in a violent storm of thunder and lightning, wind and rain.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Almost overcome by a violent storm, the ship became unmanageable.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • I was never in such a violent storm in all my life; so said all the company.

  • The ferryboat was well on her way when a violent storm arose.

  • “I am afraid we are going to have a violent storm, of which this wind is only the precursor,” he said.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
  • There was storm, too, a violent storm; you must have felt it here.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • On September 17, 1780, a violent storm burst over Eastbourne.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • Their zeal drew down upon them a violent storm of persecution.

British Dictionary definitions for violent storm

violent storm

a wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 64–72 mph
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