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Definitions

  • 1) The exercise of sovereign power.
  • 2) The period during which a monarch rules.
  • 3) Dominance or widespread influence.
  • 4) Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch.
  • 5) Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion.
  • 6) The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority.
  • 7) obsolete The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.
  • 8) a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
  • 9) the period during which a monarch is sovereign
  • 10) The time during which a monarch occupies the throne: as, an act passed in the present reign.
  • 11) Power; influence; sway; dominion.
  • 12) The territory over which a sovereign holds sway; empire; kingdom; dominions; realm.
  • 13) Royal or imperial authority; sovereignty: supreme power; control; sway.
  • 14) intransitive To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
  • 15) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • 16) have sovereign power
  • 17) Toprevail;beinforce.
  • 18) To exercise sovereign power.
  • 19) To hold the title of monarch, but with limited authority.
  • 20) To be predominant or prevalent.
  • 21) To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
  • 22) To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.
  • 23) Hence, to be predominant; to prevail.

Definitions

  • 1) figuratively An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
  • 2) figuratively Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  • 3) Condensed water falling from a cloud.
  • 4) A heavy or abundant fall.
  • 5) The descent of such water.
  • 6) Water condensed from atmospheric vapor and falling in drops.
  • 7) Rainy weather.
  • 8) A fall of such water; a rainstorm.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) See Quail, n., 1.
  • 10) (Zoöl.) the channel-bill cuckoo (Scythrops Novæ-Hollandiæ) of Australia.
  • 11) (Meteorol.) a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions.
  • 12) (Zoöl.) the yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] The name is also applied to various other birds, as to Saurothera vetula of the West Indies.
  • 13) water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.
  • 14) an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer.
  • 15) (Geol.) markings on the surfaces of stratified rocks, presenting an appearance similar to those made by rain on mud and sand, and believed to have been so produced.
  • 16) (Zoöl.), [Prov. Eng.] the red-throated diver, or loon.
  • 17) Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.
  • 18) drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
  • 19) anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
  • 20) Figuratively— A fall of any substance through the atmosphere in the manner of rain, as of blossoms or of the pyrotechnic stars from rockets and other fireworks.
  • 21) Synonyms Rain, Haze, Fog, Mist, Cloud. A cloud resting upon the earth is called mist or fog. In mist the globules are very fine, but are separately distinguishable, and have a visible motion. In fog the particles are separately indistinguishable, and there is no perceptible motion. A dry fog is composed largely of dust-particles on which the condensed vapor is too slight to occasion any sense of moisture. Haze differs from fog and cloud in the greater microscopic minuteness of its particles. It is visible only as a want of transparency of the atmosphere, and in general exhibits neither form, boundary, nor locus. Thus, among haze, fog, mist, and rain, the size of the constituent particles or globules is a discriminating characteristic, though frequently cloud merges into fog or mist, and mist into rain, by insensible gradations.
  • 22) An obsolete spelling of rein.
  • 23) A ridge.
  • 24) The descent of water in drops through the atmosphere, or the water thus falling.
  • 25) A shower, downpour, or abundant outpouring of anything.
  • 26) impersonal To have rain fall from the sky.
  • 27) transitive To issue (something) in large quantities.
  • 28) intransitive To fall in large quantities.
  • 29) precipitate as rain
  • 30) obsoleteReign.
  • 31) To give abundantly; shower.
  • 32) To release rain.
  • 33) To fall in drops of water from the clouds.
  • 34) To fall like rain.
  • 35) To send or pour down.
  • 36) To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative.
  • 37) To fall or drop like water from the clouds.
  • 38) To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
  • 39) To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner.
  • 40) (rain cats and dogs) To rain very heavily.

Definitions

  • 1) A strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse, animal or young child.
  • 2) archaic, chiefly in plural A kidney.
  • 3) A means of restraining or checking.
  • 4) A means of controlling or directing.
  • 5) Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal.
  • 6) to give license to; to leave withouut restrain.
  • 7) Hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing; government; restraint.
  • 8) to take the guidance or government; to assume control.
  • 9) The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse.
  • 10) one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  • 11) any means of control
  • 12) The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver restrains and guides the animal driven; any thong or cord used for the same purpose. See cut under harness.
  • 13) A rope of twisted and greased rawhide.
  • 14) plural The handles of blacksmiths' tongs, on which the ring or coupler slides.
  • 15) Figuratively, any means of curbing, restraining, or governing; government; restraint.
  • 16) An obsolete singular of reins.
  • 17) To direct or stop a horse by using reins.
  • 18) this sense?) (usually "rein in") To stop or restrain a horse. Also used figuratively
  • 19) stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
  • 20) control and direct with or as if by reins
  • 21) stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
  • 22) keep in check
  • 23) Torestrain;control.
  • 24) Toobeythereins.
  • 25) To restrain or control. Often used with in.
  • 26) To check or hold back by the use of reins. Often used with in or up.
  • 27) To control a horse, for example, with reins. Often used with in or up.
  • 28) rare To be guided by reins.
  • 29) To govern or direct with the reins.
  • 30) To restrain; to control; to check.
  • 31) to cause (a person) to slow down or cease some activity; -- to rein in is used commonly of superiors in a chain of command, ordering a subordinate to moderate or cease some activity deemed excessive.
  • 32) (free/full) To release from restraints; allow to go unchecked.
  • 33) (draw in the reins) To slow down or stop a horse or other animal by putting pressure on the reins.
  • 34) (draw rein) To stop a horse, for example, by pulling on the reins.
  • 35) (draw in the reins) To restrain or control.

Examples

  • 1) The reigning Wimbledon champion has recounted a spooky episode in which he once awoke to find a hotel maid stroking his arm.
  • 2) ITV reigned supreme in the soaps.
  • 3) Leicester City are the first reigning champions for more than 50 years to lose three consecutive away league games by at least three goals.
  • 4) The ageing fighter comes out of retirement to take on the reigning heavyweight champion.
  • 5) Be ready to be a part of that sovereign reign and receive your promotion.
  • 6) We are the reigning champ and the odds reflect it.
  • 7) England were reigning champs after lifting the trophy four years earlier.
  • 8) Without question, one broadcaster still reigns supreme.
  • 9) Like other personal trainers, her reign of terror involves exercise.
  • 10) Here there are no forests, but the farm reigns supreme.
  • 11) Writing the official life of the much-loved mother of the reigning monarch cannot have been easy.
  • 12) But the reigning 400 metres champ insists gold is not on her mind.
  • 13) Unusually, it changes its name with the gender of the reigning monarch.
  • 14) For a reigning monarch, that might be considered irresponsible.
  • 15) What began as a careful encroachment into dozens of towns and villages is now a full-blown reign of terror.
  • 16) People tend to forget that when she passed the longest reigning monarch, that was only because her father died so young.
  • 17) We can look forward to the time when it will reign supreme over the whole of thought and over all man's actions.
  • 18) The expectation that values could surge for the rest of the monarch 's reign and beyond is causing speculation about the likely hotspots.
  • 19) The reigning world 5,000m champ tumbled again in Boston this month during the mile.
  • 20) That followed another hattrick at Thirsk on Monday for the reigning champ.
  • 21) Yesterday's result means that Africa is the only continent where the most populous nation are the reigning football champions.
  • 22) A score draw or better will see the Gunners through at the expense of the reigning European champions.
  • 23) And after she had taken from her breast the drop of water and put it in the vial, she spoke to me these words: 'This is the unction with which the kings of England shall be anointed; _not those who reign now, but those who are to reign_; for those who reign now are wicked, and so will be their successors, and, for their iniquity shall lose many things.
  • 24) Instead, he assumed his title reign was nothing but a test to see if he had what it took.
  • 25) Even his title reign comes from the fact that the person he was feuding with at the time the aforementioned John Cena feud was legit injured and the title had to be moved.
  • 26) After her title reign came to a close, Madusa would continue to feud with Oklahoma for a few more weeks.
  • 27) With so much going on stealing attention away from Undertaker, does his title reign have any chance to be looked at as anything but a transitional reign waiting to be ended by one of the previously mentioned names?
  • 28) During his title reign, he took out Joe Stevenson,
  • 29) And Nigel did take time off after the concussion and also the bicep tear, but he still worked through a lot of other injuries and, at the end of his title reign, was working through two bicep tears, and even though we don't know for sure why WWE pulled back on their contract offer to him, I would be very surprised if the injuries didn't have something to do with it.
  • 30) The challenges for Pavlik since September 2007, or the beginning of his title reign, have come without the Middleweight honors on the line.
  • 31) If Lyoto Machida performs like he did Saturday, his title reign could be a long one.
  • 32) ‘Democracy has been conveniently thrown out the door and in its wake imperialist and dictatorial rule reign supreme.’
  • 33) ‘And we pay these modern-day monarchs to reign over and rule us.’
  • 34) ‘Despite possessing many of the qualities needed to govern, the king had reigned but never ruled.’
  • 35) ‘I would argue that while profits remain the centerpiece of Capitalistic processes, financial and speculative profits today reign supreme.’
  • 36) ‘Now Lutz, who will reign supreme over every aspect of vehicle operations from the design studio to the factory floor, wants to change all that.’
  • 37) ‘At home, he would find a welcoming and loving reception from his wife and children at the end of a hard day and there, regardless of his standing in the outside world, he would reign supreme.’
  • 38) ‘Browns and copper colors reign supreme, and the image radiates warmth.’
  • 39) ‘Of course, vanilla will always reign supreme when it comes to ice cream.’
  • 40) ‘From that date on, government would play a far smaller role in the economy, and markets would reign supreme.’
  • 41) ‘The East Side is one of those places where the New York elite reign supreme.’
  • 42) ‘General clutter seems to reign supreme, culminating in a teetering mountain of disgustingly neglected pots and pans.’
  • 43) ‘Captains used to reign supreme; questioning their judgment handicapped career advancement.’
  • 44) ‘We in this country now live in a society where money and convenience reign supreme.’
  • 45) ‘But whether you're a ship enthusiast, royal watcher or both, the legacy of the royal ships will always reign at sea.’
  • 46) ‘While children reign supreme for advertisers, in the world of books, it is the parents who have the final word, according to publishers.’
  • 47) ‘You could call it an all-children show, where children reign supreme.’
  • 48) ‘His life is incredible, and he continues to reign supreme and makes a little money, too.’
  • 49) ‘The underdogs reigned supreme as stars succumbed to fatigue’
  • 50) ‘The monarch reigns, but does not rule the nation per se, acting only with the approval of Parliament.’
  • 51) ‘Another major difference is that the British monarchy still reigns in many countries of the former British Empire.’
  • 52) ‘A committed team effort from Kendal was rewarded with a 35-run victory over reigning Northern Premier League champions Darwen at Birch Hall on Saturday.’
  • 53) ‘Coughlin, the world record holder and reigning Olympic champion, had to settle for third.’
  • 54) ‘In the League semi-final Carlow shocked reigning Ulster champions, Armagh, to reach the county's lone NFL final.’
  • 55) ‘The local ladies football club and reigning junior ladies champions, took part in their first juvenile match on Saturday, May 27.’
  • 56) ‘The southern club impressed all year and it was no surprise that they defeated the reigning champions to take the title.’
  • 57) ‘Instead of working their way back into the game as reigning champions should be expected to do, they constantly bombarded Quirke with high balls as they desperately sought a lifeline through a goal.’
  • 58) ‘They weren't too disappointed because the person that beat them was not only the reigning champion for their region, but was also reigning world champion.’
  • 59) ‘These girls were unlucky to lose out to reigning All-Ireland champions Rathcoole in the Leinster final of the Community Games in the summer.’
  • 60) ‘Meanwhile, the reigning champion has announced that he will contest the series that begins in Hockenheim next weekend.’
  • 61) ‘As reigning All-Ireland champions, the perspective has changed, as has the attitude.’
  • 62) ‘He said it was about time another service took out the honours as Service champions, with the Victoria Police reigning winners for the past five years.’
  • 63) ‘Last year Waterford travelled to Thurles to face Cork, as reigning Munster Champions after that memorable victory over Tipperary in Cork in '02.’
  • 64) ‘Tipp were reigning All Ireland Champions, while Waterford were looking for their first Munster crown in 39 years.’
  • 65) ‘It is also expected that the reigning World Ploughing Champion will take part.’
  • 66) ‘In a surprise development, reigning Leinster and All Ireland champions Louth took the dreaded drop.’
  • 67) ‘Quality reigns when it comes to choosing an adequate outsource partner, but the significance of inventory management capabilities is increasing.’
  • 68) ‘All around him, chaos and disorder reigned.’
  • 69) ‘The party's lack of emphasis on defense didn't matter much when peace and prosperity reigned.’
  • 70) ‘After a year of smiling while chaos reigned behind her and the journalists screamed for more coffee, Caitlin has been inspired to head off to university to study communication.’
  • 71) ‘Staying unruffled while chaos reigns all around you is the hallmark of corporate leadership.’
  • 72) ‘Chaos reigned as officials and reporters haplessly endeavoured to stay calm through the calamity and make some sense of the senseless.’
  • 73) ‘As it happened, peace reigned for much of 1802, but the on-off war with France resumed in May 1803.’
  • 74) ‘Chaos reigned throughout the cabins as the plane slowly leaked air.’
  • 75) ‘Traffic chaos will reign throughout Kerry because of a failure to consider longterm implications of housing developments, it has been claimed.’
  • 76) ‘Chaos reigned for a few minutes before Jonathan could settle them down.’
  • 77) ‘Chaos reigned in the main entranceway as police officers swarmed into the building.’
  • 78) ‘Perhaps the best course is for each of us to work toward positive change in the world and hope that peace will reign.’
  • 79) ‘But chaos reigns after the arrival of Japanese occupying forces.’
  • 80) ‘Meanwhile, anarchy reigns in the countryside as bandits, vowing to help the poor, raid and slaughter government convoys.’
  • 81) ‘Chaos reigns as paramedics attempt to evacuate the wounded, and security officials try to clear the area, fearing more bomb attacks.’
  • 82) ‘At the airfield, chaos reigned as rescue crews equipped with fire extinguishers doused the flames emanating from the downed fighter.’
  • 83) ‘Silence reigns over the public library, and this corner in particular.’
  • 84) ‘Silence reigns over the hall until Peter can't take it any more.’
  • 85) ‘There are certain art historical opinions that might as well be established fact: reigning opinions about Goya, for example.’
  • 86) ‘Finding the best art anywhere - even in New York - requires free-wheeling open-mindedness, unburdened by reigning ideas and trends.’
  • 87) ‘It was the official religion during the reign of the monarchy and is currently the unofficial religion.’
  • 88) ‘When the Queen first began her reign, monarchs were expected to be somewhat detached, grand and distant figures, especially the British monarch.’
  • 89) ‘A modern historian has said that at no period of her history has Scotland ever stood relatively so high in the scale of nations as during the reign of this excellent monarch.’
  • 90) ‘His immensely successful career at the English court spans the reigns of five monarchs; he was knighted in 1692 and made a baronet in 1715.’
  • 91) ‘The memorial was built during the reign of Maharaja Kirt Shah in 1897.’
  • 92) ‘He was born in Exeter on March 25th, 1545, the eldest son of John Bodley, a Protestant merchant who during the reign of Mary Tudor sought refuge with his family in Geneva.’
  • 93) ‘He served as a principal secretary to four successive Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to the early reign of Queen Elizabeth.’
  • 94) ‘The issue of direct royal control over the army largely died away during the reign of Queen Anne and the Hanoverians.’
  • 95) ‘People who longed for a more thorough introduction of Reformation principles during the reigns from Henry VIII to James I heavily relied on the Old Testament.’
  • 96) ‘Another intriguing find from the cemetery was a group of seven gold coins from the reign of Henry VIII known as ‘angels’.’
  • 97) ‘Wales was legally annexed by the Act of Union 1536, in the reign of Henry VIII of England.’
  • 98) ‘If anything, the reign of Henry VII marked as much the triumph of the king's courtiers in politics as of the king himself.’
  • 99) ‘The rules governing the use of the Royal Standard were tightened during the reign of Edward VII.’
  • 100) ‘However, Mughal supremacy in India was not established till the reign of Akbar and before that there were times when the Mughals were in danger of extinction.’
  • 101) ‘However, we have to wait till the reign of Shah Jahan for the full genius of Mughal architecture to come forth.’
  • 102) ‘Political hostility continued during the latter part of the reign of Henry III who succeeded John in 1216.’
  • 103) ‘The short and troubled reigns of Cnut's sons saw the rise of powerful dynasties in England.’
  • 104) ‘Excavation has disproved the old idea that the mid-Saxon economy was moribund and that no significant steps towards urbanism were taken before the reign of Alfred the Great.’
  • 105) ‘The reign of Alexander III did a great deal to extend the power of the tsar at the expense of liberties taken for granted in Western Europe.’
  • 106) ‘He made his official debut at the Paris Opera in 1759 during the reign of Louis XIV.’
  • 107) ‘Even in the darkest early days of his reign as Down manager he never tried to offload the blame for defeat.’
  • 108) ‘Meanwhile, Jonathan Edwards saw his reign as European champion brought to an end as the triple jump great was toppled by Sweden's Christian Olsson.’
  • 109) ‘During his reign as manager, English helped Tipp to win one All-Ireland, one Munster championship and two National League titles.’
  • 110) ‘Hughes defended his reign, despite criticism of his record of failing to win nine successive competitive matches.’
  • 111) ‘Considering your long reign on the screen what made you stand out when there were many actresses who were as beautiful and talented?’
  • 112) ‘She knew they were not happy last year when they had lost their three-year reign as champions to a pair of nobodies.’
  • 113) ‘His reign as the Irish soccer manager could have been so much better if only a series of incidents had to fall in his favour rather than against him.’
  • 114) ‘Now, after a year of working closely with the Spa Ladies Committee, her reign officially ends this Friday.’
  • 115) ‘Sometimes they'll let me just have free reign, or it's a collaboration.’
  • 116) ‘The pope's reign is officially over at the end of his funeral mass this Friday.’
  • 117) ‘Her older and crustier crew, holdovers from her father's reign as captain, has no trouble accepting a teenager as the sole decision maker for the ship.’
  • 118) ‘I understand now how the war ended a contemptible reign of terror by brutal religious bigots.’
  • 119) ‘The reaction was good, it made it entertaining which just shows the benefit of having a long title reign.’
  • 120) ‘The longest title reign in heavyweight history is shortened to four years instead of just under 12.’

Examples

  • 1) The forecast rain will also be in his favour.
  • 2) The ground may have been too quick both times so any rain is a plus.
  • 3) It poured all day with rain and then all night with goals.
  • 4) There may be a little rain but showers are short and sharp and the sun comes back quickly.
  • 5) What is it like sitting next to him on the bench when the criticism and in some cases the abuse rains down?
  • 6) It looked hard - rain just before kick off did not help.
  • 7) The forecaster said that it would be a relatively dry weekend, although some rain should be expected.
  • 8) When they tried to survey members about the impact this has, they had to call off the exercise owing to torrential rain.
  • 9) Experts have linked the harder rains to the warming of the Mediterranean, which results in higher humidity.
  • 10) It will also be dry for most places, although rain is more likely in the northwest; the chances of snow are very low.
  • 11) Spring rain arrives with a burst of creativity.
  • 12) We braced ourselves for the sound of artillery shells being rained into the compound.
  • 13) We were scarcely expecting rain & made no preparation.
  • 14) You get three days of sunshine and then along comes the rain again.
  • 15) These are known to promote cloud formation and the hope was that they could also produce rain.
  • 16) Like the one about it not raining at weekends any more.
  • 17) We had a rain delay in that game and he spoke to me then.
  • 18) More than two million people are at risk of starvation because of failed rains.
  • 19) This has caused rain to seep through.
  • 20) One then hopes it stops raining or warms up so as to take off the anorak.
  • 21) The only trouble was that it was now raining hard and seemed set for the day.
  • 22) He laughs and says we are crazy to be walking in the rain without an umbrella.
  • 23) As the abuse rained down on the striker he almost scored again with a header.
  • 24) There was little respite in sight as forecasters warned of more rain to come.
  • 25) There was more rain the following day.
  • 26) Turning colder with further rain or showers and staying windy.
  • 27) There was thunder too and lightning and in places rain.
  • 28) Been long time seen rain this hard.
  • 29) We have also had difficulty with torrential rain on site affecting the lighting and sound.
  • 30) New suburbs appeared almost like mushrooms after a spring rain.
  • 31) The room awash with its terrible light; a sky unable to rain.
  • 32) They'll do their job come rain or shine.
  • 33) With rain expected this morning, it will pay to keep an eye on the running conditions.
  • 34) There were trenches filled with gas, massive artillery ready to rain down on us and the threat of chemical attack.
  • 35) The world of wind and rain is driven, like a steam engine, by temperature differences.
  • 36) The fact that we usually are talking about rain in a particular place has to do with the nature of rain and the way humans are concerned with it and conceptualize the phenomena, rather than the syntax of ˜rain.™
  • 37) Their authority rests above all upon their supposed power of making rain, for “rain is the one thing which matters to the people in those districts, as if it does not come down at the right time it means untold hardships for the community.
  • 38) Rule 55 the umpire is prohibited from suspending play in a match game on account of rain, unless "_rain falls so heavily that the spectators are compelled by the severity of the storm_, to seek shelter."
  • 39) I had to wait 5 months AND come north a thousand of miles or so to find out that there was a tropical depression and that was the reason for all of the rain in October. (there was so much rain that we were sort of stuck at home - I refused to drive down the mountain unless absolutely necessary because I got stuck once, and I was not about to get stuck in the mud again. * think dirt road/ruts + 30+ days of heavy rain*)
  • 40) rains of Fishes: Do fishes fall in rain from the sky?
  • 41) Plus the rain is a good excuse to stay in and relax.
  • 42) Inviting people in out of the rain is a totally different thing from people just trying to get out of the rain.
  • 43) Right now the rain is as heavy as I've ever seen it.
  • 44) And sometimes the fact that we can dance after the rain is the most remarkable part of all.
  • 45) ‘Winter storms normally bring ordinary rain, freezing rain and sleet as well as snow.’
  • 46) ‘Weather effects like sand storms or heavy rain and snowfall shorten your units' line of sight and cut their air supply.’
  • 47) ‘Before long, heavy drops of rain began to pour on the barren landscape.’
  • 48) ‘The Pyrenees are famous for their capricious showers, which pour rain and hail on one mountainside while another is bathed in sunlight.’
  • 49) ‘Bursts of fire would occasionally blossom, only to be later doused by a massive down pour of rain.’
  • 50) ‘He said that it had been pouring with rain, there were thunder storms, and the tents designed for desert use were leaking and soaking wet through.’
  • 51) ‘Pulled low on their heads were baseball caps; the constant drizzle of rain pouring off of the rims.’
  • 52) ‘Only pouring rain will stop me lighting a grill and cooking my kebabs in the open air, and it would probably take a hailstorm to prevent me from having breakfast in the garden.’
  • 53) ‘The wintry weather took on freakish proportions with torrential rain turning to sideways sleet as the blustery wind continued to create havoc.’
  • 54) ‘The hurricane is lashing the Florida Keys with torrential rain and storm surges now.’
  • 55) ‘Sure enough it began to drizzle rain followed with a downpour.’
  • 56) ‘Almost as if imitating me, a large rumble of thunder echoed throughout the sky and large drops of rain began to fall, hard.’
  • 57) ‘His hair and clothes were getting soaked as rain poured in through a large hole where part of the doors had been torn off.’
  • 58) ‘The skies opened up and the cool September rain poured down in deluge upon the armory at Teaneck.’
  • 59) ‘It poured with rain continually; there were floods in the north of the country.’
  • 60) ‘The whole of the previous week had been glorious weather and then, yesterday, the temperature had dropped right down and freezing rain had poured down from the skies.’
  • 61) ‘Soon she felt the first drops of rain begin to fall, and within minutes she was soaked to the skin, her hair clinging heavily to her neck and back.’
  • 62) ‘Turning over, I saw rain falling in heavy drops outside of my window.’
  • 63) ‘He looked up at the sky, and several more drops of rain fell on his face.’
  • 64) ‘It was odd that not too far away, it was probably pouring rain, while it was humid and sunny where Kace stood.’
  • 65) ‘The drought loosened its grip in the southeastern States in November, and more emphatically so in January 1941, when heavy rains fell.’
  • 66) ‘Good general rains fell in 1996, easing the situation until the onset of the next El Niño in 1997.’
  • 67) ‘A high precipitation super-cell produces very heavy rains, large hail, downbursts and tornadoes.’
  • 68) ‘The climate varies greatly from north to south, but rains fall throughout the country from December to April.’
  • 69) ‘During climate extremes, whether droughts or flooding rains, those on the land feel it most.’
  • 70) ‘The Eastern Province Agricultural Union president welcomed the good rains which had fallen throughout the province.’
  • 71) ‘Full rivers and overflowing dams have been reported in the northern region of the province as rains continue to fall.’
  • 72) ‘Heavy earth-moving equipment sent in to clear the mudflows are failing to make headway as torrential rains continue to fall in the region.’
  • 73) ‘This generated frequent heavy rains and fierce westerly gales: in some coastal areas there was significant wind damage as well as flooding.’
  • 74) ‘Fall rains are sometimes unpredictable, even in the wettest climates.’
  • 75) ‘The city's distinct terrain makes it particularly vulnerable to the storm surges, heavy rains and high winds of a hurricane.’
  • 76) ‘It's that time of year - as March rains continue to fall - when many people start finalising plans for their summer holidays.’
  • 77) ‘It may also be possible to reduce cloud cover by seeding clouds to cause rains to fall in areas where the water is needed.’
  • 78) ‘The heavy rains over the past week continue to cause doubts about yet another summer like last year.’
  • 79) ‘La Niña dominated the period 1973-75, and the unusual rains continued.’
  • 80) ‘These provinces have the best rainfall, but steep gradients and poor farming ensure that, when rains do fall, rivers run brown.’
  • 81) ‘In July 1870 very heavy rains fell flooding many of the creeks and nearly twenty Aborigines drowned when the Kopperamanna Creek flooded.’
  • 82) ‘After their spring resurrection, they abound in temporary bodies of water left by the previous fall's rains and by melting snow.’
  • 83) ‘Fall rains were scant, but of some benefit to a few farmers.’
  • 84) ‘Exceptionally good rains fell once more in 1889 giving much needed hope to farmers who had survived until that time.’
  • 85) ‘Within moments, all ran for cover as a rain of debris began falling.’
  • 86) ‘The Cityboys formed a rough circle, ignoring the rain of lead that fell on them from above.’
  • 87) ‘His hand went up to his face and before he had a chance to wonder what had caused it, a rain of small pebbles fell from the sky.’
  • 88) ‘An expression might give way to a rain of thoughts.’
  • 89) ‘If you're close enough, the first sound is that of an earsplitting blast and the sounds that follow are of a rain of glass, shrapnel and other sharp things.’
  • 90) ‘And then there is Tessie, taking the rain of abuse and indignities with long-suffering resignation.’
  • 91) ‘At that point, a rain of fire and bullets hit us, shutting up forever the cheerful voices of a few minutes earlier.’
  • 92) ‘Then comes a rain of law suits - he is suing people for a hundred million rupees.’
  • 93) ‘During the second day of competition, the rain of gold medals continued.’
  • 94) ‘Our planet is incessantly bombarded with a rain of cosmic rays, charged stable particles, such as protons and electrons.’
  • 95) ‘The city motorway towards the south was transformed into a field of rubble by a rain of dust and bricks, which damaged numerous cars and injured their drivers.’
  • 96) ‘Most of them don't make past a few feet, knocked off by a constant rain of debris, but it is only a matter of time before some begin to reach the summit.’
  • 97) ‘Everyone hung their heads in reverence, and awaited the moment when the rain of meteors would came down.’
  • 98) ‘Under a constant rain of enemy fire, my plane is hit again and again.’
  • 99) ‘She gave him a pleading look that he answered with a rain of kisses.’
  • 100) ‘Few of us walk into the office to a rain of boos or are subjected nightly to the possibility of public failure and humiliation.’
  • 101) ‘Her eyes popped in surprise as a rain of sparks cascaded from my hair.’
  • 102) ‘I suppose Jin thinks I am a weeping waif, looking for a poor soul to shed her troubles on in a rain of sobs and runny noses.’
  • 103) ‘This year, he received a strong response from his fans, but nothing like the rain of adulation he generated last year.’
  • 104) ‘She ran out of the shroud of dust and towards the helicopters while dodging the rain of bullets that came behind.’
  • 105) ‘rainy season really started with a vengeance today, so the walk to the station was a little damp as it was raining and humid.’
  • 106) ‘Water comes through the windows when it is raining.’
  • 107) ‘Sarah's lungs and immune system still have not developed properly and she is not allowed outside while it is raining, in case she catches pneumonia.’
  • 108) ‘There is no electric display telling you of the next station, but you do get a cheery conductor who can criticise the beautiful morning, when it is raining.’
  • 109) ‘The best time to see the problem is when it is raining.’
  • 110) ‘Here in the Washington, D.C. area, the weather has turned cold and it is raining.’
  • 111) ‘Summer ended today - yesterday I nearly wore my shorts out, and now it is raining outside and cold.’
  • 112) ‘Now, a road makes the climb easier, but if it is raining or snowing, you still need some luck getting there.’
  • 113) ‘It is easiest to check for leaks and blockages when it is raining.’
  • 114) ‘If it is raining out, most drivers will not pick you up, because they don't want a wet person in their car.’
  • 115) ‘I hope it is raining when you are reading this column because I will be lying on a beach in Salou this week.’
  • 116) ‘Today it is raining and dark and well, not cold exactly, but I am wearing long pants and a jersey.’
  • 117) ‘It had stopped raining and clouds had cleared showing the sky's spectacular show of sparkling lights.’
  • 118) ‘When air gets hot it rises, it turns into clouds and it starts raining.’
  • 119) ‘It was fantastic to be living there, apart from the fact it rained all week.’
  • 120) ‘I worked in Lancashire for a few years, and in my first January there it rained every day.’
  • 121) ‘As usual the forecast was wrong and it rained all day but despite this, we had a very good time.’
  • 122) ‘I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains.’
  • 123) ‘Horses cannot be expected to play at their best when it rains every third day.’
  • 124) ‘Being six foot two is not a good thing when it rains - you constantly run the risk of an umbrella jabbing into your neck or, worse, eye.’
  • 125) ‘I have an image of my house with a small cloud continuously raining over it like the house where the Munster's lived.’
  • 126) ‘I kept staring up, my head bent back and stared as the smoky gray clouds rained on me.’
  • 127) ‘Farther away, they could see a low patch of clouds in the sky that was raining.’
  • 128) ‘The skies thundered and rained, and its color was a combination of what seemed to be every color known to man.’
  • 129) ‘It was an overcast day, the light hidden behind grey clouds that smothered the sky and threatened to rain.’
  • 130) ‘As the bombs rained down I instinctively dropped to ground, the kids immediately followed suit.’
  • 131) ‘But the next assault is just around the corner, and the band's talent for stringing out the quiet moments makes the next shower of blows rain down even harder.’
  • 132) ‘Blows rained down on me from all sides and I fell to the floor under a merciless avalanche of abuse.’
  • 133) ‘No one knows the total number, but upwards of 2000 Afghans fleeing the bombs and missiles raining down inside their country have come here.’
  • 134) ‘Fearing the worst, the victim curled into a ball to try to protect himself from the blows raining on him.’
  • 135) ‘As we speak, people are forced to deal with our government in the form of bombs raining down on their homes.’
  • 136) ‘With bombs raining down about their heads and millions fighting on the battlefield, our grandparents knew where they were.’
  • 137) ‘The bombs will still be raining down there and terrified people on leaky boats will still be arriving.’
  • 138) ‘Unlike Kuiper belt comets, Oort cloud comets can rain down on the inner solar system from any angle and any direction.’
  • 139) ‘He yelled at her while bullets were still raining down on him.’
  • 140) ‘It was November 19, 1940, and the bombs rained down for hours and hours.’
  • 141) ‘The waiting drivers clap and cheer appreciatively, ducking the occasional piece of burning debris raining from the sky.’
  • 142) ‘He scrambled to lie flat on his stomach in the car while shards of debris rained from the skies.’
  • 143) ‘Trapped Rafah residents huddled in the innermost rooms of their homes as bullets rained outside.’
  • 144) ‘A brass band played and confetti rained over the site after workers poured the last batch of concrete.’
  • 145) ‘But then the ship bucked as missiles rained from above.’
  • 146) ‘As the fighting factions are physically restrained, the verbal blows rain down harder than ever.’
  • 147) ‘He began stomping his feet on the floor sending plaster raining down on the man and the woman.’
  • 148) ‘The sun was hot by now, the wind had become brisk, and the melting edges sent mini-avalanches of gravel raining down.’
  • 149) ‘Bombs burst from above like rolling cracks of thunder as shrapnel rained down from the sky, expended from death black clouds.’
  • 150) ‘Along with the gusty winds, torrential rains and the punishing power shutdowns, it rained snakes of all sizes and colours on the city.’
  • 151) ‘Above was nothing, but a pale pink glow even as it rained flowers.’
  • 152) ‘This night couldn't get any better if it rained rubies and diamonds.’
  • 153) ‘I guess it was raining men in that decade of my mind.’
  • 154) ‘It looks like it's raining crayons, as I wait for my elevator to arrive.’
  • 155) ‘There were also outfits that let them kick their heels up ‘when it's raining men’.’
  • 156) ‘After decades of drought, it seems it is raining democracy in this region.’

Examples

  • 1) Now it sounds as if ministers are beginning to tire of this tight rein.
  • 2) But the 50-year-old left without anyone having been appointed to take the reins.
  • 3) This gives a free rein to prejudice and inconsistency where the outcome can be as serious to a plaintiff as a judgment in a civil court.
  • 4) Tank units evolved from the cavalry regiments and the controls are like the reins of a horse.
  • 5) My parents gave me a lot of freedom and a long rein.
  • 6) Now it is rein back hard on lending to save the bank and your job.
  • 7) He gives me free rein to let fly.
  • 8) The planners keep a tight rein on building work.
  • 9) The group was keeping a tight rein on costs.
  • 10) You just need to let her take the reins.
  • 11) He reined in his horse and slid from the saddle.
  • 12) More worrying is what happens to those struggling when consumers really rein back in the new year.
  • 13) The difficulty now is to keep a tight rein on the dreams.
  • 14) The department insists it keeps a tight rein on spending.
  • 15) His personality had emerged from blinkers and his sense of humour was being given a more free rein.
  • 16) We identified a number of ideas which would allow space for these aspects to be given free rein outside working hours.
  • 17) It was a job that required him to play his trombone while steering a horse by reins attached to his knees.
  • 18) The church doesn't hold the reins of power well.
  • 19) She said her father was leading the horse on a long rein when tragedy struck on Sunday.
  • 20) Of course, few bosses want to surrender the reins of power.
  • 21) And the less she needed him, the more he tried to keep hold of the reins.
  • 22) But as long as anarchy reins onshore, little will change at sea.
  • 23) She was given free rein for her first Fendi foray.
  • 24) I had a go at sharing the reins of power and responsibility with him.
  • 25) A growing possibility is for Carver to be handed the reins for the rest of the season.
  • 26) Mr. Petzoldt is correct in saying that the German word "rein" can also have the meaning "sauber."
  • 27) These deer they call rein-deer, of which there were six decoy rein-deer, which are very valuable among the Fins, because they catch the wild rein-deer with them.
  • 28) This sad future is not just the most likely outcome of this dreadful electoral cycle, but also by far the best -- not least because, if it comes to pass, the Clintons will likely keep their ambitions in rein.
  • 29) When you have to many who don't have to account to anyone it is hard to keep them in rein.
  • 30) One of our first bills is called the rein act, where we would say no agency can enact a major ruling without a vote of Congress, to try to end some uncertainty.
  • 31) Hanging to her rein was a figure that had leaped from the bank, and at the same time from the road before her arose a shadowy horse and rider.
  • 32) ‘Spotting them, she quickly grabbed the reins and led the horses back at a trot.’
  • 33) ‘She soon took the reins again and guided the horse back to the stables.’
  • 34) ‘He reached around me, grasping the horse's reins, and spurred the creature into a gallop.’
  • 35) ‘The old man handed the already saddled brown horse's reins to him.’
  • 36) ‘When they had gotten the horses all bridled and ready, Gina took the reins and led her horse over to the mounting block.’
  • 37) ‘Sighing he too climbed up on the carriage and pulled on the reins driving the horses back to the mansion.’
  • 38) ‘Nora tightly clutched the horse's reins as she galloped along the countryside.’
  • 39) ‘Then, with a shake of the reins, the horse galloped ahead and disappeared into the mist.’
  • 40) ‘Handing the reins of his horse over to one of the stable boys, Conner started walking up the stairs to the large doors.’
  • 41) ‘They walked in and greeted the stable boy as he handed them both the reins to their horses.’
  • 42) ‘Jamie took the reins and the horses began to canter quickly down the road.’
  • 43) ‘Once out of town he flicked the reins and sent the horses into a gallop.’
  • 44) ‘He walked over to Samantha's horse, grabbed the reins, and walked several yards away from the group, where they could not hear him.’
  • 45) ‘Cali took Chloe's reins and guided her back to the trailer.’
  • 46) ‘Sir Evelyn's squire bowed, holding out the reins to the horse.’
  • 47) ‘Her mare strained against the current but did not falter in her strength and all Sadie could do was hold tightly to the reins and trust the horse to make it across.’
  • 48) ‘I concentrated on staring at my horse's reins, which were gripped so tightly in my hands that my knuckles turned white.’
  • 49) ‘I accidentally tugged on the reins and the horse went even faster.’
  • 50) ‘Joe dismounted beside him and reached for the reins of Ben's horse.’
  • 51) ‘Ben stepped down and threw the reins of his horse over the rail.’
  • 52) ‘We offer fully adjustable baby harnesses & baby and child reins to keep kids safe when walking outside.’
  • 53) ‘Baby reins are designed to keep your toddler safe when walking out and about’
  • 54) ‘She also shows that Irish women are lagging way behind their EU counterparts in taking the reins of power when it comes to running the country.’
  • 55) ‘But when the celebrations die down, and when the euphoria subsides, do not forget for one moment who handed you back the reins of power.’
  • 56) ‘The people of the country should be saved from the humiliation of a person of foreign origin holding the reins of power.’
  • 57) ‘Professional norms dictated faith and loyalty not just in deed but in spirit to whoever held the reins of power under the constitutional system.’
  • 58) ‘John's tight personal hold on the legal and administrative reins of power were as much driven by a need to raise money as they were by his personal obsession with the minutiae of government.’
  • 59) ‘As Malcolm had said years ago, Dominic was playing a game, slowly moving Jeremy into a leadership role, while holding fast to the reins of power.’
  • 60) ‘Wall Street, of course, could not have been more excited by the prospect of taking control of the reins of the monetary system.’
  • 61) ‘Furthermore, there were many in that party who just thought it was their turn to grasp the reins of government authority.’
  • 62) ‘So he's handed the director's reins to someone else.’
  • 63) ‘We have to understand that rule of law is the first casualty when a lawless, fascist organisation takes over the reins of state.’
  • 64) ‘Weil takes the reins on the melody and the chaos seems controlled when he's in command.’
  • 65) ‘Once Hathaway took the directing reins, he found himself having to improvise with the script on a daily basis.’
  • 66) ‘Or perhaps we should simply hand the reins of government directly to the people.’
  • 67) ‘The outstanding singer, songwriter, musician and producer did the majority of work on his new album himself, holding a tight rein on its creative direction.’
  • 68) ‘European statesmen seized the opportunity to exploit these nationalist movements, while bringing them under a tight rein, in order to further the purposes of state power.’
  • 69) ‘After a short time at Dexter Avenue, the younger King wrestled the reins of leadership from the deacons.’
  • 70) ‘He is letting a younger man take over the reins.’
  • 71) ‘It is good to see younger members coming through to take over the reins from more established members, bringing a fresh approach to the running of the club.’
  • 72) ‘"Women who take the reins of power have always prompted mixed reactions.’
  • 73) ‘He reined his horse alongside hers; the groom dropped back to a discreet distance.’
  • 74) ‘I mumbled, reining my horse up beside Jack's, who was leering into the trees, ‘They won't hurt us will they?’’
  • 75) ‘Expertly reining her horse, she was soon side by side with him.’
  • 76) ‘Some tipped their worn hats at him in greeting as they passed, while others contentedly reined their horses onward, chewing thoughtfully on a strand of wheat.’
  • 77) ‘They reined their horses up next to the arch.’
  • 78) ‘He reined his horse and turned about, cursing himself all the way.’
  • 79) ‘He reined his horse away from her and pointed his sword at her.’
  • 80) ‘Improvising, he reined his horse back slightly, just enough to convince it to leave the position it knew it should take.’
  • 81) ‘A moment later, a shout caused them both to rein their horses around.’
  • 82) ‘When the two horsemen reached one another, they reined in.’
  • 83) ‘If political leaders lack the control to rein in their more violent followers, they have no right to public protests.’
  • 84) ‘The reality over the next five years is that the Government will have far less resources and will have to rein in spending significantly.’
  • 85) ‘The museum has been forced to rein in its work in many areas: cutting numbers of staff, reducing opening hours, cancelling exhibitions and installing a rota of closed galleries.’
  • 86) ‘You could stand to rein in your jealousy a little, though, and your boyfriend may want to not fib about things that are going to exacerbate that quality in you.’
  • 87) ‘Mr McDowell insisted that he would continue to rein in the overtime budget, which is expected to reach 64 million this year.’
  • 88) ‘In the process, they are helping policy makers rein in inflation.’
  • 89) ‘Special police were drafted in to rein in the revelry.’
  • 90) ‘He also said there would be no income tax cuts in the forthcoming budget and that the Government's priority was to rein in spending.’
  • 91) ‘However, critics would say that the failure to rein in the incomes of the rich has meant that society in Britain is no more equal than it was in 1997.’
  • 92) ‘The progressive impulse brought down the original robber barons, and reined in corporate greed.’
  • 93) ‘In 1858 Britain reined in the East India Company, dissolving its territorial power and making India the responsibility of the British crown.’
  • 94) ‘The wider the margins, the better management has reined in costs and kept business humming along.’
  • 95) ‘As for revenue growth, investors still want to see it, but they've reined in their expectations.’
  • 96) ‘He took a deep calming breath and reined in his temper.’
  • 97) ‘He somehow reined in his emotions and managed a breathless ‘What?’’
  • 98) ‘After our long campaign, some of the outlaws are finally being reined in.’
  • 99) ‘The big unknown for hotels and restaurants that had factored corporate extravagance into their plans is how much spending will be reined in.’
  • 100) ‘She admits that she has to be reined in on occasion.’
  • 101) ‘Transnational corporations will only be reined in locally when they are brought under democratic control internationally.’
  • 102) ‘Fears are growing in the city that the disease cannot be reined in as more people have been infected.’
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