Origin of torrent
Examples from the Web for torrent
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
And as usual, Dermer levels his accusations with a torrent of intellectual self-regard and little actual evidence.
In an instant the torrent had caught them in its whirling eddies, and they were so many separate atoms borne along on the flood.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
A torrent, almost always dry, but capable of becoming terrible in a storm, descends from Mount Subasio and passes beside it.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
But the movements of the Muscovite conquerors have none of the torrent rush of those great invasions of the past.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)|Charles Morris
But before I could conclude, she burst into a torrent of tears and rushed from the room.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
"Give me your cap," she said, and into Merle's cap spurted a torrent of coins.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for torrent
Word Origin for torrent
Word Origin and History for torrent
c.1600, from French torrent, from Latin torrentem (nominative torrens) "rushing stream," originally "roaring, boiling, burning, parching," present participle of torrere "to parch" (see terrain). Sense of "any onrush" (of words, feelings, etc.) first recorded 1640s.