How to use Torrential in a sentence

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  • They have also been regarded as the result of torrential action.

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  • Torrential rains caused a series of landslips, carrying away houses and breaking up the hill railway.

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  • His style is impetuous, rich, torrential at times; his thought is practical and imaginative rather than deeply philosophical.

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  • Nearly all the rivers of the department are of torrential swiftness and subject to sudden floods.

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  • He descended this torrential stream to the river Romero, 1300 ft.

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  • The right-hand tributaries, rising mostly on the western sides of the plateau, have steep slopes and are generally torrential in character.

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  • The Tambo, which rises in the Vilcanota knot of mountains south of Cuzco, is a torrential stream valueless for commercial purposes.

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  • Cold north-west winds prevail from October to March, while in July and August torrential rains fall, resulting in a sudden and very considerable rise in the Amur and its right-bank tributaries.

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  • The Copper, the Susitna and its tributary, the Yentna, as well as the Skwentna, a tributary of the Yentna from the west, all run through picturesque canyons, and their upper courses are characterized by glacial and torrential feeders.

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  • Took the bus back to Helsinki and arrived in a torrential thunderstorm.

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  • The Siwaliks are fluviatile and torrential deposits similar to those which are now being formed at the foot of the mountains, in the Indo-Gangetic plain; and their relations to the older rocks of the Himalaya proper were very similar to those which now exist between the deposits of the plain and the Siwaliks themselves.

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  • On the west the rivers are generally short and torrential, excepting the Erne, which drains the two beautiful loughs of that name in county Fermanagh, and the Shannon, the chief river of Ireland, which, rising in a mountain spring in county Cavan, follows a bow-shaped course to the south and south-west, and draws off the major part of the waters of the plain by tributaries from the east.

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  • Storms of extreme violence, accompanied by torrential rain, and in rare instances by hailstones, are of not uncommon occurrence.

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  • On Saturday we had a torrential downpour of rain, the like of which few of us can remember.

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  • A torrential rainstorm completely washed out the road leading down to the house.

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  • Even torrential rainfall on the Thursday morning didn't affect the numbers!

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  • All types, shapes and sizes of vehicles made the run in all types of weather, scorching sunshine to torrential rain.

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  • Then came then came the rain, heavy at first and then torrential later.

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  • With torrential rain during May at the critical time for young grouse many broods were simply washed away completely or saw high losses.

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  • But the assembled hacks were faced with a torrential downpour as they attempted to leave the reception.

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  • On the evening of Sunday 2nd July, heavy thunderstorms brought torrential rain to this area of the Pennines.

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  • Read review August 1999 Torrential Rain hits Windsor Around lunchtime on Sunday 8th August, Windsor was hit by a freak rainstorm.

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  • We walked up to a shelter as the rain became torrential.

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  • The wadis (or valleys) of Oman (like the wadis of Arabia generally) are merely torrential channels, dry for the greater part of the year.

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  • At this point, the heavy rain became torrential and large pools of water began appearing on the already sodden pitch.

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  • I had a great drive home on the motorway through that torrential storm !

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  • It had rained constantly since we 'd arrived and it got torrential during the second half.

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  • Torrential downpours, heavy snowstorms and fierce winds are hard to capture in real time, but they're easy to simulate on the big screen.

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  • Flooding caused by a torrential downpour left her trapped in her vehicle.

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  • It starts with sultry tropical rain, moves on to a babbling brook, energizes with a torrential thunderstorm, and closes out with calming ocean surf.

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  • Weather conditions there can be harsh, including torrential rain and intense heat.

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  • Torrential near its source, it is already a broad, sluggish stream at its confluence with the East Kuskokwim.

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  • It had rained constantly since we'd arrived and it got torrential during the second half.

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  • More mobile and more searching than ice or rock rubbish, the trickling drops are guided by the deepest lines of the hillside in their incipient flow, and as these lines converge, the stream, gaining strength, proceeds in River its torrential course to carve its channel deeper and en- t trench itself in permanent occupation.

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  • The short, steep, torrential streams of Mdzimta, Pzou, Bzyb and Kodor drain the country west of Elbruz.

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  • Finally on Mickle Fell I had a squall from hell with torrential rain and gale force winds.

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  • Bearing that in mind I should touch on the persistent and often torrential downpour that we hardy souls had to endure.

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  • The flow of images in our lives is increasingly torrential.

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  • The mountains are cut transversely by short narrow valleys, through which run rivers, most of which are dry in summer and torrential in winter.

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  • In the ravines of Kansas, pools supplied by torrential rains give birth to these and many other phyllopods, and in turn " millions of them perish by the drying up of the pools in July " (Packard).

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  • The Ingur, TskhenisTskhali, Rion and its tributaries (e.g.th.e Kvirila) are longer, but also in part torrential; they drain the great glacier region between Elbruz and Kasbek.

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  • Even torrential rainfall on the Thursday morning did n't affect the numbers !

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  • The next day we woke up to torrential rain outside the windows of the flat.

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  • Alexander succeeded in taking a part of his forces across the river higher up during a night of torrential rain, and then he fought the fourth and last of his pitched battles in Asia, the one which put to proof more shrewdly than any of the others the quality of the Macedonian army as an instrument of war, and yet again emerged victorious.

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  • There are stony wastes, or alluvial fans, where mountain streams emerge upon the plains, in time of flood, bringing detritus in their torrential courses from the mountain canyons and depositing it along the mountain base.

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  • A multitude of ravines and gullies, filled with torrential streams or dry, according to the season of the year, and characterized by many beautiful cascades, seam the narrow coastal plain and the flanks of the mountains.

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  • It is separated on the south from the island of Shikoku by the Naruto channel, through which, in certain conditions of the tide, a remarkable torrential current is set up. The island is celebrated for its exquisite scenery, and also for the fact that it is traditionally reputed to have been the first of the Japanese islands created by the deities Izanagi and Izanami.

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  • The recent deposits, which cover so large a part of the depression between the Eastern and the Western Cordillera, appear to be partly of torrential origin, like the talus-fans at the foot of mountain ranges in other dry regions; but Lakes Titicaca and Pampa Aullaguas (Poopo) were undoubtedly at one time rather more extensive than they are to-day.

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