Origin of tidal wave
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How to use tidal wave in a sentence
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc with so many lives and livelihoods over the past 12 months that it would be foolhardy to suggest the shuttering of a musical is anything but a single bad ripple in a tidal wave of misfortune.‘Six’ seemed bound for Broadway glory. Then a pandemic shut it down on opening night.|Peter Marks|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
Parents, in particular, are constantly battling the tidal wave of kids’ clothes, toys and now schoolwork and supplies that threatens to take over every surface and room.Shopping with the pros: Storage solutions to help corral kid clutter|Mari-Jane Williams|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
'A tidal wave of need'Since the pandemic, school districts and states have tried to beef up resources for young people in myriad ways — though nowhere do officials say what they are doing is enough.Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health|Donna St. George, Valerie Strauss|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The finding is adding to concerns about the stability of a financial sector that already is facing a potential tidal wave of $99 billion in bad debt due to the pandemic.Boris Johnson wants young Brits to buy homes—even if that means banks have to lend like it’s 2006|Jeremy Kahn|October 7, 2020|Fortune
If the conditions are right, heat from the gushing tidal waves could exceed heat from Jupiter.Jupiter’s moons could keep each other warm by raising tidal waves|Lisa Grossman|August 6, 2020|Science News
Thus it attracted a wave of cowboy operators to fly passengers and cargo between cities.
There have been previous waves of people moving to Texas, and we are now experiencing the latest wave.
The army has since conducted a brutal wave of jailings against activists and journalists.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We prefer to wave away the warning signs; like The Interview, Mulholland Drive was comfortably downplayed as over-the-top satire.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What are your feelings about the wave of support that always immediately presents itself from the other side?
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
"Yes," said Punch, lifted up in his father's arms to wave good-bye.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
"I've brought ye thet Injun I wuz tellin' ye uv," she said, with a wave of her hand toward Alessandro.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for tidal wave
Scientific definitions for tidal wave
The term tidal wave is used in everyday speech to refer to a gigantic and enormously destructive wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption-what scientists would properly call a tsunami. When scientists use the word tidal wave, they normally are referring to an unusually large wave or bulge of water that sometimes occurs around a high tide. These tidal waves are certainly big and powerful, but they are tiny in comparison with tsunamis.