Definition of deluge:
- A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah ( Gen. vii.).
- Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
- To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
- To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.
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- exceeded (part of speech: verb)
- flood (part of speech: verb)
- exceed (part of speech: verb)
- river (part of speech: noun)
- water (part of speech: noun)
- superfluity (part of speech: noun)
- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- "By Veldt and Kopje", William Charles Scully.
It is always difficult to reform wide- spread abuses, even when they are acknowledged to exist, but when gigantic vices are proudly pointed to as the noblest of institutions and as the very foundations of the state, there seems nothing for the patriot to long for but the deluge.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.