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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

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

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

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

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

In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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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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