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Definition of Deluge


  1. A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).
  2. Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
  3. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
  4. To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

Deluge Quotations

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Horace Mann

Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight.
Robert Kiyosaki

Oh! what waves of crime and bloodshed have swept like the waves of a deluge down the valley of the Rhine! War has laid his mailed hand on those desolate towers and ruthlessly torn down what time has spared, yet he could not mar the beauty of the shore, nor could Time himself hurl down the mountains that guard it.
Bayard Taylor

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
Joshua Slocum

Employees speak of being fearful opening emails and feeling increasingly helpless in the face of the deluge. Physiologically, we now know that the state of continuous disruption puts us into a constant state of hormone-induced stress.
Noreena Hertz
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Deluge Translations

deluge in Dutch is zondvloed
deluge in Italian is dilagare, dilagare
deluge in Spanish is arriar, diluvio
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