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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

Navigation is power of a limited sort - it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent.
Todd Gitlin

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

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

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

Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.
Mikhail Kutuzov
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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