rising tide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rising 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"
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Idioms

A rising tide lifts all boats - This idiom, coined by John F Kennedy, describes the idea that when an economy is performing well, all people will benefit from it.
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Usage

In literature:

The tides along the northern coast of Greenland are due mainly to the large rise-and-fall occurring at the head of Baffin Bay.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
The cold wind pierced her through and through; the rain fell; she could not drag herself from the shelving rock, though the tide was rising.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
The chairman called her to order, but he might as well have rapped down the rising tide.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
The rising tide floated the boat, and soon it was riding safely at anchor.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
He was just in time, for the rising tide had almost cut off his exit.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
The tide was rising, and the waves were still rather high on account of the storm.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
To fill to overflowing, to rise (of the tide).
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
The old man paid little heed, however, to the tide of unpopularity that was rising about him.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Furthermore, the rising tide of insanity in this country would be stemmed were religion and sex permanently divorced.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
I'll give it a lick of paint afore the tide rises.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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In poetry:

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
The moon begins her stately ride
Across the summer sky;
The happy wavelets lash the shore,--
The tide is rising high.
"Evening" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Have come to me from distant shores
And borne in broken whisperings
A tale that thrilled me like a tide
From rising springs.
"Prairie Winds" by Helena Coleman
He little thought on Plymouth Hoe,
With every rising tide,
How the wave washed in his sailor lads,
And laid them side by side.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Even at this distance I can see the tides,
Upheaving, break unheard along its base,
A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides
In the white lip and tremor of the face.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All bound to go, Johnnie, all bound to go,
If it's late or early, lad, if you will or no,
Sure as sun will rise, Johnnie, sure as tides do flow,
When Mother Carey wants us we're all bound to go.
"Mother Carey" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The tide rises fast at Reid State Park.
But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.
Officials along the 1,960-mile border between the United States and Mexico say they are seeing a rising tide of violence as trafficking in drugs and illegal aliens flourishes amid grinding poverty.
Honeymoon & Birdhouse on The Rising Tide tonight.
The Best Friends on The Rising Tide.
John Vanderslice, Skeletal System & Audiafauna on The Rising Tide.
The Best Friends on The Rising Tide .
John Vanderslice, Skeletal System & Audiafauna on The Rising Tide .
Stephanie Musat / The Jersey Journal Graduates of Rising Tide Capital's business program compete for top prize at their annual competition.
2004 Housing GIANTS Rising Tide .
I am referring to Rising Tide Equestrian Center's party that was held on Wednesday, August 8.
Tom's Opinion: The Rising Tide of Hate In America.
The year after Hurricane Katrina, a group of local bloggers staged the first Rising Tide , "a conference on the future of New Orleans".
A Rising Tide of Hides.
Need To Know Rising tide PBS.
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In science:

In between these extremes, as Lmin increases, it will cause “islands” of probability to separate from each other and disappear, as if being submerged by a rising tide.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
Quite curiously, many important unexpected phenomena affected LEP energy calibration during operation: tide effects and field rise due to the passage of the TGV on the nearby railway are probably the two most famous examples.
Precision Physics at LEP
Contrary to the pronouncements of some of the politicians of our day, a rising tide does not raise all boats (or cones), but instead favors the cone in the highest tax bracket.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
Such cosmological theory and framework would allow them to interpret the rising tide of observations and understanding of the large-scale cosmos.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
In this paper six properties are discussed: (Robin Hood, Scaling, Rising Tide, Cloning, Bill Gates and Babies), each of which a sparsity measure should have.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
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