Examples of downpour in a Sentence
the downpour was so heavy that we were soaked by the time we got to the car
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This has always been a loyal market, but that was particularly on display Sunday afternoon amid a downpour, which began well before kickoff, and increased in strength during the first half.
The moisture levels of the live brush in the mountains and valleys of the backcountry are a bit higher than normal because of the big winter rains and some monsoonal downpours that have been drenching parts of the area every few weeks this summer.
These expanses of concrete and asphalt inhibit drainage and worsen flooding, as, when heavy downpours hit, the rain flows into other neighborhoods rather than into the soil.
Perhaps $5 for an umbrella is fair—but what if the price was raised from $1 during a downpour?
Spotty rains of one-half to 1 inch fell as close as Kankakee, while heavier downpours doused west-central Indiana with as much as 2 inches of rain.
Sleep was accompanied by the sound of the surf, plus a terrific downpour in the middle of the night, forgotten until, in the morning, the roads and the rooftops and the palms and the hillsides sparkled, freshly washed.
One nurse ran a mile and a half in a downpour just to say goodbye before the girls went into the June 6 surgery that separated them.
Because the robbery happened during a downpour, no witnesses were around to provide any information, Reiber said.
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: a sudden heavy rain
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