[ US /ˈɫænˌsɫaɪd, ˈɫændˌsɫaɪd/ ]
[ UK /lˈændsla‍ɪd/ ]
  1. an overwhelming electoral victory
    Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide
  2. a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
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How To Use landslide In A Sentence

  • Last year hundreds of deaths were caused by similar floods and landslides near Rio. Times, Sunday Times
  • Emergency workers arrived at the scene to be confronted by the enormous size of the landslide and hundreds of homeless families. Times, Sunday Times
  • He talked about landslides in previous monsoons that had opened gaping chasms in the cliff behind the village.
  • The village has been buffeted by mudflows, landslides, river debris, flooding and earthquakes.
  • Almost a year has passed since one of the worst landslides recorded in Scotland wreaked devastation at Glen Ogle, near Stirling.
  • The structural discontinuity between the shield and the horizontal lavas filling the embayment corresponds to the eroded scarps of the landslide.
  • There is shock and bewilderment in surrounding mountain villages too, where the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have caused landslides.
  • The village was destroyed by a landslide.
  • The second law can be applied to the prediction of creep failure, such as rockslides, colluvial-deposit landslides and loess landslides as well as clay landslides with locked patches.
  • The party that promises speed bumps on all residential roads would win a landslide. Times, Sunday Times
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