preliminary waves

preliminary waves

[pri′lim·ə‚ner·ē ¦wāvz]
(geophysics)
The body of waves of an earthquake, including both P waves and S waves.
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Shock, anger, sadness, guilt, resentment, fear, confusion are some of the preliminary waves of emotions that carry us away into a dark and lonely sea.
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