flood tide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flood tide the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide) "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare"
    • n flood tide the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding "the climax of the artist's career","in the flood tide of his success"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flood tide the rising tide; -- opposed to ebb tide.
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Usage

In literature:

In a word, the tide turned like a flood in favor of granting liberal supplies.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
At seven o'clock the flood tide began.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
That which the ship rides by during the flood-tide.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And yet, if he surmises wrong, he fails in taking his tide at its single flood.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The flood-tide of holiday trippers at Brighton is in August.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Turning down into Steiner street, we were caught in the flood of the strangest tide the world ever saw.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
When flood-tide came, Captain Rogers once more ordered an advance upon the town.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
And it is highly probable that Mr. Colman purposely took that tide in public opinion at the flood.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
This is the tide in my affairs, and I must be thrifty enough to take it at its flood.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
When the Spaniards came these cities were at the flood-tide of prosperity.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
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In poetry:

I walk'd along, she tripp'd beside,
Short was the time, until we stood
Above the rolling, glassy tide -
Above old Huron's mighty flood.
"A Sunset" by Thomas Frederick Young
Peace, peace! Shall still your brother's blood
Cry from the ground—"the purple flood
Is swelling high, soon to o'erflow
In tides of ruin, shame, and woe?"
"America--"Peace, Peace, O Peace!"" by Janet Hamilton
What awful thought is sitting
In thy brain and breast,
That beats thy blood
With throbbing flood,
When linnets come night-flitting
To their night-tide nest?
"The Hawk" by Leon Gellert
As the inhastening tide doth roll,
Dear and desired, along the whole
Wide shining strand, and floods the caves,
Your love comes filling with happy waves
The open sea-shore of my soul.
""As the inhastening tide doth roll"" by Alice Meynell
She turned from the sea with a woman's grace,
And the light fell soft on her upturned face,
And I thought of the flood-tide of infinite bliss
That would flow to my heart from a single kiss.
"Her Thoughts And His" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Like a drowned man's length on the strong flood-tide,
Like the shade of a bird in the sun,
He fled from his lady whom he might claim
As ghost, and who made the daybeams flame
To scare what he had done.
"The Young Princess -- A Ballad Of Old Laws Of Love" by George Meredith

In news:

Despite isolated flooding Wednesday, 'king tide' not expected to cause trouble at Thursday's peak.
The pathway behind the Peralta District offices near Laney College in Oakland, Calif is partially flooded due to the king tide, the highest tide of the year on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012.
Car driving through flood waters in the North Bay King Tides prompt flooding concerns along coast.
Tide turns as flooded residents hope for the best .
There is flood potential in areas along the coast due to the melting snow, rainfall and high tides on Saturday and Sunday.
Despite isolated flooding Wednesday, ' king tide' not expected to cause trouble at Thursday's peak.
A king tide floods the Manzanita park and ride lot, just off Highway 101 in Mill Valley on Wednesday morning.
King tides' not yet turning as more minor flooding expected in low -lying California cities.
King tides' not yet turning as more minor flooding expected in low- lying California cities.
The National Weather Service canceled a coastal flood warning after high tide Thursday with all locations below flood levels.
High tides floods a section of Shoreline Highway in Mill Valley on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012.
The storm surge from Isaac along with the rising tide has caused local area flooding.
When Clive Cussler released "Flood Tide" in 1997, I had the opportunity to interview him for the Express-News.
Hurricane Sandy made its presence known along the Peninsula , with flooding in many areas during high tide periods.
The National Weather Service said it expects "isolated minor tidal flooding" during the high tide cycle Friday morning into the early afternoon.
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