damn vs dam

damn dam

Definitions

  • 1) profane The smallest amount of concern or consideration.
  • 2) The use of "damn" as a curse.
  • 3) profane A small, negligible quantity, being of little value.
  • 4) Informal The least valuable bit; a jot.
  • 5) The saying of “damn” as a curse.
  • 6) The verb damn used as a profane word; a curse; an oath.
  • 7) profane Generic intensifier.
  • 8) profane awfully, extremely
  • 9) To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively.
  • 10) archaic To invoke damnation; to curse.
  • 11) theology To condemn to hell.
  • 12) profane To curse; put a curse upon.
  • 13) To condemn as unfit, harmful, of poor quality, unsuccessful, invalid, immoral or illegal.
  • 14) To address with the objurgation “damn!”; swear at.
  • 15) Hence In the imperative, used profanely in emphatic objurgation or contempt of the object, and more vulgarly in certain arbitrary phrases (as damn your or his eyes!) in general reprehension or defiance of a person.
  • 16) To adjudge or pronounce to be bad; condemn as a failure; hence, to ruin by expressed disapproval: as, to damn a play.
  • 17) To condemn; affirm to be guilty, or worthy of punishment; sentence judicially.
  • 18) Specifically In theology, to doom to punishment in a future state; condemn to hell.
  • 19) To use the objurgation “damn!”; swear.
  • 20) To assign to a certain fate; doom.
  • 21) To condemn to everlasting punishment or another terrible fate in the afterlife; doom.
  • 22) To swear at; curse.
  • 23) To swear; curse.
  • 24) To denounce or criticize severely.
  • 25) To condemn to an undesirable fate; destine.
  • 26) To bring about the failure of; ruin.
  • 27) To invoke damnation; to curse.
  • 28) (Theol.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
  • 29) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
  • 30) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
  • 31) profane Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. See also dammit.
  • 32) Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
  • 33) (damn well) Without any doubt; positively.

Definitions

  • 1) dentistry A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
  • 2) Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
  • 3) Structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
  • 4) South Africa A reservoir.
  • 5) metrology Symbol for the decameter (decametre), an SI unit of length equal to 101 meters (metres).
  • 6) A body of water controlled by such a barrier.
  • 7) A barrier constructed across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water.
  • 8) Archaic A mother.
  • 9) A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
  • 10) A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
  • 11) A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
  • 12) A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.
  • 13) (Blast Furnace) an iron plate in front of the dam, to strengthen it.
  • 14) A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
  • 15) (Metal.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  • 16) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
  • 17) A mole, bank, or mound of earth, or a wall, or a frame of wood, constructed across a stream of water to obstruct its flow and thus raise its level, in order to make it available as a motive power, as for driving a mill-wheel; such an obstruction built for any purpose, as to form a reservoir, to protect a tract of land from overflow, etc.; in law, an artificial boundary or means of confinement of running water, or of water which would otherwise flow away.
  • 18) A female parent: used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds, and sometimes (now usually in a slighting sense) of women.
  • 19) In mining, any underground wall or stopping, constructed of masonry, clay, or timber, for the purpose of holding back water, air, or gas.
  • 20) The body of water confined by a dam.
  • 21) In dentistry, a guard of soft rubber placed round a tooth to keep it free from saliva while being prepared for filling.
  • 22) A fire-brick wall forming the front of the hearth or crucible of a blast-furnace, through which the tap-hole is formed.
  • 23) A crowned man in the game of draughts or checkers.
  • 24) decameter
  • 25) To block the flow of water.
  • 26) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
  • 27) To obstruct or restrain the flow of by a dam; confine or raise the level of by constructing a dam, as a stream of water: often with in, up.
  • 28) To confine or restrain as if with a dam; stop or shut up or in; obstruct: with up.
  • 29) To close up; obstruct.
  • 30) To hold back or confine by means of a dam.
  • 31) To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
  • 32) To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up.
  • 33) to keep out by means of a dam.

Examples

  • 1) ‘Those who receive the mark, according to Scripture, are damned to eternal punishment.’
  • 2) ‘Mephistophilis is one of the angels who conspired with Lucifer and was damned to hell.’
  • 3) ‘If God was so loving why were people who committed suicide immediately damned to hell.’
  • 4) ‘Faustus is ultimately damned and falls to hell.’
  • 5) ‘They were taught that even to question it will damn them to hell.’
  • 6) ‘Where the substance is glorified in this disc, the style, unfortunately, is damned.’
  • 7) ‘It was not the country that was damned but the settler who felt in his heart that he was damned.’
  • 8) ‘This isn't to say the project was damned, but rather the fact that it's more difficult to create a compelling work when it's based on music with no clear emotional ambit.’
  • 9) ‘One of his friends has recently been publicly damned for his recreational drug habits.’
  • 10) ‘These, then, are the ‘teenage tearaways’ demonised in sections of the press, and frequently damned by politicians seeking a cheap populist soundbite.’
  • 11) ‘Despite being damned as ‘failing’ as little as two years ago, the latest inspectors' report said conditions had been turned around by the prison's new governor.’
  • 12) ‘The country is either damned as a greedy imperialist on one hand or as a stonehearted isolationist on the other - it simply can't do anything right.’
  • 13) ‘It already has one of the worst congestion problems in the country - and now Southampton's crumbling roads have been damned too.’
  • 14) ‘The show handles religion brilliantly and has been variously damned as anti-Christian and hailed as the most moral programme on the box - no mean feat.’
  • 15) ‘The incident has been damned by local councillor Cronin, who said that the boys and their families had been severely traumatised by the events.’
  • 16) ‘Historically the worker's party, Labor is damned by the Liberals as being the party of the part, the section, the group, the collective, the union.’
  • 17) ‘Then, almost in the blink of an eye, it was being damned by environmentalists as a major polluter of our inland waters, a blight on the landscape, a hazard to health, and a threat to other wildlife.’
  • 18) ‘He certainly feels like he is being unfairly damned.’
  • 19) ‘Every time I see the papers commentating on an English sporting team they are either praised as the next World Champions or damned as sporting failures.’
  • 20) ‘Crawford damned the ‘naysayers and negativism that surrounds us’ and said he had no doubt that the course on which the agency had been set was the right one.’
  • 21) ‘Bogdanor, an expert in constitutional affairs damned the Bill as ‘picking on a vulnerable minority.’’
  • 22) ‘Though he damned the prime minister for the war he did not demand his resignation or rule out future cooperation with him or his successor.’
  • 23) ‘In a report that for audacity borders on the incredible, the Premiership damned the FA for the ills that are now besetting the game.’
  • 24) ‘He is no supporter of the ACT party, but he damned this Budget because there is nothing in it for working people.’
  • 25) ‘Praised from the start for its technology and styling, commentators nevertheless unanimously damned the computer's price as just too high.’
  • 26) ‘He also damned the Opposition, saying that after the Tampa affair its ineffectiveness had deprived the country of genuine democratic debate before the election.’
  • 27) ‘It concluded with 363 pages that damned every organisation and nearly every senior individual involved for their actions.’
  • 28) ‘I sought additional material from Galloway and other sources to bolster that defense and to my surprise, found more that damned him than supported him.’
  • 29) ‘He felt the pain in the shoulder, where the arrow had hit him, and he damned his ship, his fate, the entire curse of his life.’
  • 30) ‘For one short moment I damned them, damned their eyes, and wished their farm machine a rapid and terminally rusty death.’
  • 31) ‘Weep, said the illustrious poet, for they are damned until mankind has lived for three several generations, perfectly in harmony, peace and love, without discord.’
  • 32) ‘Then Rome damned Carthage and condemned it to death.’
  • 33) ‘Winded for a moment, he pulled himself up, damned himself for an old fool, and tried to get back to his feet.’
  • 34) ‘It was now or never… Just like the Elvis song.… silently, he damned his mother's Elvis collection.’
  • 35) ‘He damned himself for being in love with a woman who had no love for him in return, only ambition to rule a poverty-stricken country with a dictator as a husband.’
  • 36) ‘I damned myself for become so wrapped up in the conversation.’
  • 37) ‘She damned herself, she had forgotten her father was going to be home all day today.’
  • 38) ‘And, as a parable, we should all be careful what we damn in public.’
  • 39) ‘As I sat there, damning and condemning myself, the same two words floated through my mind over and over again.’
  • 40) ‘I feel slightly better but my nose is still dripping… damn!’
  • 41) ‘I just lost today's post because of a Blogger problem - damn!’
  • 42) ‘Thought it was fine and dandy till it just struck me… damn!’
  • 43) ‘One of the women I work with buys it and uses it… damn!’
  • 44) ‘Well, there are some other things, but - damn! - am I long-winded, or what?’
  • 45) ‘I had to do this chapter again because when I was going online to do my thank you's to my reviewers, my computer crashed and I lost all my work, damn!’
  • 46) ‘I think I might just cook up a storm this morning for breakfast… then again I can't cook… damn!’
  • 47) ‘I guess I'd know that answer if I'd actually paid much attention to Kyle over the duration of our trip to the zoo… damn!’
  • 48) ‘Unfortunately, we were to later find out from Jim Newton that it was actually an easy climb, and that Skittle Alley was no more than fifty yards away - damn!’
  • 49) ‘What's Cyrus doing here. wait a minute, I'm the one who's not supposed to be here, oh damn!’
  • 50) ‘I couldv'e got better grades, got a proper job, found some nicer housemates… damn!’
  • 51) ‘I only live about a half-hour from the place, but, damn, I've already spent all of this money on these other tickets.’
  • 52) ‘There are a couple of sentences I'd have phrased a little more sensitively than Bill, but, damn, his heart's in the right place.’
  • 53) ‘Other cast-iron-contract-clad songbirds must be thinking: damn, I wish I had her lawyer.’
  • 54) ‘I have to go back to Queens today cos I forgot my gym clothes - damn, is that ever a drag.’
  • 55) ‘Meanwhile at the bottom of the cliff, Paul wakes up in pain - damn, he's still alive.’
  • 56) ‘Ethan said ‘Today I was talking to her in the kiosk and she was going to forgive me but, damn, Kelly interrupted us!’’
  • 57) ‘I look at the clock and realize it's already 6:20 - damn, how long have I been here?’
  • 58) ‘Something sizzled, and the light scent of something burning reached her nose - damn, the bacon.’
  • 59) ‘Anthony had his head down, and I'm seeing Christensen turn toward him, and, damn, he lets it go.’
  • 60) ‘Then, what happened next shocked, angered, and confused him, which is a whole damn lot for a simple guy to be feeling all at once.’
  • 61) ‘All but two of the candidates have reasons to be damn frustrated.’
  • 62) ‘What the living hell am I doing in this damn silly job?’
  • 63) ‘Even if it's thrown into the sea, the silly hare-brained hound brings the damn thing back.’
  • 64) ‘So whether another frustrated art lover finally snapped and tore down the damn cover themselves, I don't know.’
  • 65) ‘No disrespect to anyone, but £210 a week for only working 17.5 hours is pretty damn good - it works out at about £12 an hour!’
  • 66) ‘Personally, I still think our best hope is that the producers can afford some computer effects and some damn good lighting.’
  • 67) ‘Sometimes letting the anger out, and not bottling it up inside feels damn good.’
  • 68) ‘I spent another fifteen minutes looking for the damn socket slowly becoming more and more frustrated.’
  • 69) ‘There's enough bad publicity about this damn silly event without you adding to it.’
  • 70) ‘Trent looked at me curiously as I had to control my anger and keep myself from breaking the damn phone.’
  • 71) ‘I just wished that Damon would open the damn door and end her anger.’
  • 72) ‘Why is it that every time the phone rings my dogs start making a damn racket so I can't hear what the heck is being said?’
  • 73) ‘However, your second thought upon looking at the brochure was probably: ‘This looks like a damn good collection of productions!’’
  • 74) ‘It's silly, really, how attached I was to the damn thing, but most little kids do love animals to death, so I suppose it was only natural.’
  • 75) ‘The US has the best damn government money can buy.’
  • 76) ‘‘I was so disgusted that I deleted the damn e-mail before I read it,’ the Republican said.’
  • 77) ‘You better be damn careful about using that word.’
  • 78) ‘The whole damn school system is inappropriate!’
  • 79) ‘This entire damn neighborhood is uphill, I thought.’

Examples

  • 1) The reaction to the video was like a dam bursting.
  • 2) The try was the moment when the Australian dam burst.
  • 3) Before long the five-man dam burst.
  • 4) The dam breached, more flowed.
  • 5) Huge dams are cutting a swathe across the tropical landscape.
  • 6) Others made lucky escapes by diving into dams and local reservoirs.
  • 7) The dam burst just before the hour.
  • 8) The dam wall will not collapse overnight.
  • 9) They plan to blow up a hydroelectric dam that has caused untold environmental damage.
  • 10) They build dams on streams less than ten metres wide that block the streams.
  • 11) It may well be that a dam has burst.
  • 12) It burst a dam in my soul.
  • 13) We used to build dams across a stream at the bottom of the garden and go on little expeditions.
  • 14) We should be building tidal barriers and dams and reservoirs to control the flow of rivers through downstream urban areas.
  • 15) It is on the dam's lake that he has done most of his training.
  • 16) Why might Britain need so many new dams?
  • 17) The downside is that reservoirs and dams are big, intrusive and expensive.
  • 18) Mountain peaks are brown instead of white, lakes are drying up and hydroelectric dams sit idle.
  • 19) Sadly, much of it will soon be flooded when a new dam is completed.
  • 20) Millions stopped farming; millions more were made to labour on reservoirs and dams.
  • 21) It would just happen, as bad things happen to animals that live where humans build hydroelectric dams.
  • 22) In a surreal moment we took the opportunity for a dip in the lake at the dam, again a spot of outstanding beauty.
  • 23) This is the moment for Westwood and Co finally to breach the dam.
  • 24) Comment -'If you build a big dam across a river you can use it as a road transport link as well.
  • 25) This time, the ice age is ending and the animals realise a huge glacial dam is about to flood their valley, making them all extinct.
  • 26) I doubt there is a 12-year-old in this country who hasn't thought of building a huge dam or a lost civilisation in a pit.
  • 27) Completed in 1991, the dam is a joint effort of of the governments of Brazil and Paraguay.
  • 28) Apparently, the dam is already under a lot of stress because of all the silt that the river carries that it used to dump on the floodplain.
  • 29) And so in China, the army starts displacing villagers to begin what it calls a dam-building project.
  • 30) Two large canals extend along the other two sides of the city up to the vertex, where they join and meet a river called the Rotte, which name, prefixed to the word dam, meaning dyke, gives Rotterdam.
  • 31) Massive curtain dam gathers steam Written by GR Staff Saturday, 21 March 2009
  • 32) Its swift and dangerous when the dam is producing electricty.
  • 33) Without repair the dam is in danger of failure, a multi million dollar erosion catastrophe.
  • 34) Tie on 1/0 bait hook with canned corn, a slip sinker setup, and toss it out below a Wisconsin dam on a warm Sept. morning and hang on tight!
  • 35) ‘The dam raised the water level by 54 feet and created a three-mile-long reservoir holding around 9,000 million gallons.’
  • 36) ‘By raising the dam, water levels would reach a point where they would flood many of the beach-front properties that sit close to the lake shore.’
  • 37) ‘He'll test them on Nile crocodiles in South Africa, which are imperiled because changes to a local dam will raise water levels and swamp nesting beaches.’
  • 38) ‘Traditionally, increased water demands have been met by developing additional water supplies using dams, impoundment reservoirs, and canal systems.’
  • 39) ‘Because of the canal's location between two dams, its water level stays constant, so the architects were free to place each little building as close to it as they wanted.’
  • 40) ‘Emergency crews and dive teams are standing by, and authorities say that water levels behind the dam are dropping.’
  • 41) ‘It was reasoned that the completed dam would undeniably supply electricity and therefore be of economic benefit in the broadest sense.’
  • 42) ‘But what if we build dams to generate electricity or protect low-lying regions from floods?’
  • 43) ‘The next big project by the family was to build a dam to generate electricity to use to milk the cows and provide lighting for the house and sheds.’
  • 44) ‘Hydroelectric dams use water turbines in the same way to generate power.’
  • 45) ‘Water can already flow through turbines at dams in order to generate electricity.’
  • 46) ‘The town went into a steep decline after the construction of a dam left the beach waters cold enough for trout, but too cold for summer visitors.’
  • 47) ‘Increasing numbers of privatised water schemes are linked to ventures to abstract more water through vast dams and reservoirs.’
  • 48) ‘The effect is achieved by pumping the water over small dams known as weirs.’
  • 49) ‘You can have problems with rising and falling water levels as dams are opened and closed so never take water conditions for granted.’
  • 50) ‘A lake at Oakford Park, a pleasure resort near Pittsburgh, was flooded by a violent rainstorm and burst the dam, causing a wall of water to sweep down Bush Creek valley.’
  • 51) ‘Factors ranging from pollution to water turbines, dams and weirs, for example, also account for the loss of eels.’
  • 52) ‘He reasoned that constructing a dam would enable water to be stored for irrigation in the dry season, and flooding could be prevented at other times.’
  • 53) ‘An Indian Supreme Court judgement finally gave the project the go-ahead, allowing the height of the dam to be raised to a level that would finally allow water to flow down the irrigation canals.’
  • 54) ‘He says when more than 1.3-billion people in the world don't have access to safe water and electricity, new dams will have to be built.’
  • 55) ‘The trees are used to build lodges and large dams that provide their aquatic habitat.’
  • 56) ‘Beaver dams usually stand no more than ten feet (three meters) tall and integrate a series of steps into the slope.’
  • 57) ‘Photos from 40 years ago show a common practice of clearing vegetation and beaver dams from streams to help the water run more freely for irrigation.’
  • 58) ‘The ants are preparing, the birds are building their nests, and the beaver is constructing his dam.’
  • 59) ‘Visitors will be fascinated to see the lodges and dams that beavers build and, given the chance, will be delighted to watch these entertaining and intelligent animals.’
  • 60) ‘Spring rain left dams full as bellies after chips for tea.’
  • 61) ‘At present rain water is being collected in large storage dams and reticulated to the end consumer via a network of pipes, pumps and treatment plant to ensure drinking water quality.’
  • 62) ‘When the rains began, the dams were full to the brim.’
  • 63) ‘It is situated 13 km from Alice on the Hogsback road and is a landmark with its large storage dams.’
  • 64) ‘Thirteen Eastern Cape dams were overflowing after rains over large parts of the normally drought-prone province, SABC radio news reported.’
  • 65) ‘Just 16 weeks ago, the dam was silted and full of reeds.’
  • 66) ‘Without rain to refill dams, the restrictions could last until the end of the year.’
  • 67) ‘In 1895 it was decided that the northern end of the Reserve could be walled to form a dam to supply the needs of the rapidly growing town.’
  • 68) ‘Once complete the aquifer will be able to supply water to various dams if there is a need.’
  • 69) ‘The total water level of these dams is presently 18.8%, also lower than the 29.3% last season.’
  • 70) ‘The dam supplies water to millions of people in the Pretoria area, but the unicity has assured people that areas receiving piped municipal water were not at risk.’
  • 71) ‘Until a sufficient amount of rain falls to increase the water levels in the dams, everyone will need to do their part to conserve this precious resource.’
  • 72) ‘Although the supply still outweighs demand, the reverse situation occurred during 2000 when production fell due to the low water level of certain hydroelectric dams.’
  • 73) ‘The court ruled that the bureau can release water from its dams and reservoirs when needed to sustain silvery minnows and the dying river.’
  • 74) ‘Referring to the present power situation in the state, Sivadasan says water levels in dams are low.’
  • 75) ‘Without seeing it Jess knew the water level of the dam would be down.’
  • 76) ‘‘The water levels of dams are better… but we still need more rain,’ Gariep municipal foreman Jan Roules said.’
  • 77) ‘With water levels in the dams receding and ever tighter water restrictions looming, very soon there may not be enough water to grow new trees.’
  • 78) ‘There was one short opportunity for attack - in May 1943 when water levels in the dams were at their highest.’
  • 79) ‘The water level in Harangi dam near Kushalnagar has also increased.’
  • 80) ‘Lake Nasser was formed by damming the River Nile.’
  • 81) ‘In the Soviet era, the Vakhsh River was dammed for irrigation and electric power, and factories were built along its banks.’
  • 82) ‘This is a reservoir of approximately 800 acres formed by damming the River Wolf.’
  • 83) ‘The remaining forest died out when the Hackensack River was dammed upstream, resulting in an invasion of salt water.’
  • 84) ‘We're hearing lots of discussion about plans to dam the inland rivers, to dam the Cooper Creek, for example.’
  • 85) ‘The river Stour was dammed to create the main serpentine lake, which is overlooked by the circular Temple of Apollo, high on a hill.’
  • 86) ‘In the mid-nineteenth century the headwaters of the river were dammed, forming Spring Lake, which remains a popular attraction.’
  • 87) ‘Deal's congressional district includes Lake Sidney Lanier, created in the 1950s by damming the upper Chattahoochee River, about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.’
  • 88) ‘Still, we do have rivers, and one, the LaCrosse River, has been dammed, creating a recreational area, Lake Neshonoc.’
  • 89) ‘The park was named for Town Lake, the part of the Colorado River that was dammed between the Tom Miller dam and the Longhorn dam.’
  • 90) ‘Nearby, a smaller lake was created by damming a tributary creek.’
  • 91) ‘He dammed the loch, built a power station, and began installing what was to become the most sophisticated fish farm in the world.’
  • 92) ‘The reservoir is not particularly old, though it once had a river running through it which was dammed to form the lake.’
  • 93) ‘There are only so many rivers that can be dammed, and we now understand the dramatic environmental impact of large-scale hydropower plants.’
  • 94) ‘A plan was announced to dam the Whanganui River, an action that would submerge several cemeteries and sacred sites.’
  • 95) ‘Barro Colorado and other nearby islands were created during canal construction in the early 1900s when engineers dammed Panama's Chagras River to make Gatun Lake.’
  • 96) ‘But the best form of water storage is in the ground, not in huge surface reservoirs created by damming rivers.’
  • 97) ‘Since we began damming our inland rivers we have doubled our water consumption with each generation.’
  • 98) ‘Since the river was dammed, Chinook salmon numbers have declined by 90%.’
  • 99) ‘He says today's action has some similarities to the 1980s legal fight to save Tasmania's Franklin River from being dammed.’
  • 100) ‘If you picture it as water, you can feel where it flows and where it is dammed up or blocked.’
  • 101) ‘In valleys, the pollution is effectively dammed up.’
  • 102) ‘The flood was dammed, the trickle diminished to a drop here and there as though someone had put a bend in the hose-pipe - which, I suppose, in computer terms, they had.’
  • 103) ‘Partick thought they had scored, but it was declared offside and it was never going to spark a comeback or probably even dam the flood of Livingston attacks.’
  • 104) ‘You dam it up in one place, it flows somewhere else.’
  • 105) ‘The European Union has adopted a general opt-in rule aimed at damming the flow of information.’
  • 106) ‘By damming runoff, poor ridge layouts may aggravate surface drainage problems.’
  • 107) ‘I've been in situations where l felt very strongly for someone, but I knew there was no hope with them, so instead of just letting it go I dammed it all up.’
  • 108) ‘The guards had fallen back farther than he had hoped they would, and his rush from the chapel hadn't gotten here in time to dam the enemy up further back.’
  • 109) ‘By enclosing poetic invention - that, like witchcraft, might transform heroes into swine - James attempted to dam Scottish culture.’
  • 110) ‘He squeezed his eyes shut, trying to dam the flow of tears.’
  • 111) ‘They get into a mess trying to accommodate the ideal of sexual love that makes condoms questionable with the need to dam the flood of death.’
  • 112) ‘Em was beginning to think that nothing she could do would dam the flood or lighten the pressure that pinned her arms to her sides.’
  • 113) ‘Not only did the ridge dam the flow of freshwater from the north; it also put an end to trade along the Puran River.’
  • 114) ‘Back in the 1960s and 1970s there seemed to be an endless stream of talented youngsters at most Scottish clubs, but when street football was dammed the supply was reduced to a trickle.’
  • 115) ‘Gavin noticed that I wasn't actually hanging in the waterfall, so he helpfully dammed it and periodically released a sudden four-second tidal wave to completely engulf me.’
  • 116) ‘The debate is fundamentally an argument about the flow of immigrants and whether it behooves us to try and dam it off or absorb it.’
  • 117) ‘Rivers stopped flowing, dammed by the dead bodies that filled them.’
  • 118) ‘Some of the lakes, dammed by the end/lateral moraine, have been expanded from ponds on the order of 100 m in length.’
  • 119) ‘His argument against ice dams was basically a uniformitarian one - there are no large modern lakes dammed by glaciers.’
  • 120) ‘However, the present study indicates Longhorns have a significant advantage in calving ease over Red Poll sires for dams calving at 2 yr of age.’
  • 121) ‘The greatest effect of scours was on young inbred dams; mature outcross dams had a lower incidence of scours.’
  • 122) ‘Their incorporation into these pedigree herds as suckler dams or resale as in calf cows offers a very lucrative second-hand value.’
  • 123) ‘Weaning BW is influenced by the growth potential of the sire and dam, the milk production of the dam, and the feed resources.’
  • 124) ‘Puppies can resemble the sire, the dam, or a combination of the parents or even a remote ancestor.’
  • 125) dam the gorges of the Yangtse River
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