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Definition of Avalanche


  1. A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.
  2. A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.
  3. A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.

Avalanche Quotations

I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me - so am I.
Barack Obama

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.
Charles Stanley

Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.
Vernor Vinge

Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.
Milan Kundera
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Avalanche Translations

avalanche in Dutch is lawine
avalanche in French is avalanche
avalanche in German is Stossentladung, Lawine
avalanche in Hungarian is lavina
avalanche in Italian is lavina
avalanche in Norwegian is skred
avalanche in Spanish is avalancha
avalanche in Swedish is lavin
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