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Definition of Torrent

Torrent

  1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
  2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
  3. Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Torrent Quotations

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Paul Valery

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Mary Shelley

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

You can't work in a steel mill and think small. Giant converters hundreds of feet high. Every night, the sky looked enormous. It was a torrent of flames - of fire. The place that Pittsburgh used to be had such scale.
Jack Gilbert

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Torrent Translations

torrent in Dutch is bergstroom, vloed, stroom
torrent in French is torrent
torrent in German is Sturzbach, Sturzflut, Sturzbachs
torrent in Spanish is torrente
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