a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything: a torrent of lava.
a violent downpour of rain.
a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow: a torrent of abuse.
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How to use torrent in a sentence
We have struggled to keep up with his torrent of falsehoods during the final weeks of the campaign, when he barnstormed the country making 600 to 700 false or misleading claims a week.
We lay out the data resources you need to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic, and deal with the torrent of data we all face in our work and in our lives.The tools you need to deal with Covid-19 information overload | Quartz Staff | October 10, 2020 | Quartz
We hope these answers can help you, too—not just to make sense of the pandemic, but to deal with the torrent of data we all face in our work and in our lives.
To sustain the torrent of information available, the app doles out subsidies and devises monetization methods for creators, sharing ad revenue and allowing them to sell products.News apps in the US and China use algorithms to drive engagement, discovery | Rita Liao | October 1, 2020 | TechCrunch
Within minutes his mycological patter picks up speed, and he leaps between bulletins almost faster than he can talk, a ceaseless torrent of fungal enthusiasm.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green | Merlin Sheldrake | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
John Luther Adams lives up to the title of his composition, capturing an oceanic torrent of sound in an awe-inspiring performance.
Backup dancers materialize, sparking a torrent of eye-catching choreography.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva | Marlow Stern | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The cascade of same-sex marriage rulings is now a torrent, each more quotable and image-ready than the last.Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable? | Jay Michaelson | May 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second cultural strain revealed itself in a torrent of abuse on Twitter and other forums.
In response, Alexeyev unleashed a torrent of anti-Semitic abuse.Nikolai Alexeyev’s Fall From Gay Rights Leader to Anti-Semite | James Kirchick | September 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The mighty rushing torrent is the fashion, but who can do the wimpling, dimpling streamlet?Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
According to the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: they shall lead them to the torrent of the willows.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Instantly there rose before him the vision of a black torrent roaring through the tunnel.Uncanny Tales | Various
He swept Aristide aside like an intercepting willow-branch, and poured forth a torrent of furious speech upon his wife.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for torrent
a fast, voluminous, or violent stream of water or other liquid
an overwhelming flow of thoughts, words, sound, etc
rare like or relating to a torrent
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