flood tide


Definition of flood tide

1 : a rising tide
2a : an overwhelming quantity
b : a high point : peak

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Examples of flood tide in a Sentence

the flood tide of bad manners that seems to be inundating contemporary society
Recent Examples on the Web Inside, visitors can see relics and reminders of one of the most consequential migrations in human history, a flood tide of humanity that changed the fabric of America. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 Both plan to develop large new research buildings in what could become a flood tide of growth. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 Ever more fraught arguments over speech and academic freedom on American campuses have moved as a flood tide into the sciences. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 If this were not enough to frighten bond investors, the flood tide of red ink implies that tremendous federal borrowing will create a huge supply of new debt and an inevitable downward pressure on bond prices. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 The inevitable flood tide of gimcrack Biden souvenirs has yet to start in earnest, but there are some. New York Times, 6 Dec. 2020 During the first day of the August chinook season, the Sitka commercial fisherman was out in his boat with his two grandsons preparing to ride the flood tide into the bay to anchor up for the night. Matt Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Oct. 2020 The prospect of doing so on a round-the-world journey would consume him for the next decade, despite a flood tide of naysayers. Margalit Fox, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2020 In 2019, the desire to help prevent future mass shootings is at flood tide, and there are defined and reasonable actions for the empathetic and compassionate to take. Patty Limerick, The Denver Post, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flood tide

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flood tide was in 1719

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15 Dec 2021

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“Flood tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flood%20tide. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of flood tide

: a rising tide
: a very large amount of something

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