- a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
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
- an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
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