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Definition of Tempest


  1. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
  2. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
  3. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4.
  4. To disturb as by a tempest.
  5. To storm.

Tempest Quotations

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Albert Schweitzer

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar, and the lightnings blaze around us it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
Luther Martin

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.

I've watched with a kind of wary eye how gaming has progressed. I was there at the beginning with Pong in the arcade, and a lot of my great childhood memories were around a 'Tempest' machine.
Trent Reznor

Worm or beetle - drought or tempest - on a farmer's land may fall, Each is loaded full o' ruin, but a mortgage beats 'em all.
Will Carleton
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Tempest Translations

tempest in Danish is storm
tempest in Dutch is storm
tempest in German is Sturm
tempest in Italian is tempesta
tempest in Latin is procella
tempest in Norwegian is storm
tempest in Portuguese is tempestade
tempest in Spanish is tormenta
tempest in Swedish is storm
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