tidal wave

  1. a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
  2. an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon
    a tidal wave of crime
    the flood of letters hit him with the force of a tidal wave
    a tidal wave of nausea
  3. an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
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How To Use tidal wave In A Sentence

  • Giant avalanches, tidal waves, and many stock footage scenes of buildings collapsing result.
  • The sickening stench of blood hit him like a tidal wave.
  • The trade union movement was swept along by the same tidal wave of patriotism which affected the country as a whole.
  • No voter escapes the tidal wave of gush. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hmmmm. Who has the most seats in the House and Senate — and hence is most likely to LOSE from this tidal wave of hatred? Matthew Yglesias » Obama > Congressional Democrats > Congressional GOP
  • According to these proposals, ‘genuine’ asylum seekers, it seems, are simply flotsam washed up by the tidal wave of persecution.
  • A tidal wave caused by the earthquake hit the coast causing catastrophic damage.
  • The tidal wave of public spending has delivered some better roads, but it has not eased the gridlock that grips the capital city and, increasingly, tightens a noose around towns and cities around the country.
  • The tidal wave dashed the ship against the rocks.
  • My abiding image of the two bruising encounters is that tidal wave of blue from our fans in the Stretford End. The Sun
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