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flood tide

[′fləd ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
That period of tide between low water and the next high water.
A tide at its highest point.
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25) These two books' long-awaited appearance surely made as important a contribution to the 1990s floodtide of music scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality as did Joseph Kerman's more often cited 1985 lament for the absence of a "real feminist musicology" in Contemplating Music.
It is important to note that when Wilhelm Ropke died on February 12, 1966, in his sixty-seventh year, at his home in Geneva, in the floodtide of his powers, full of honors, and with a veritable mountain of achievement behind him--his bibliography then comprised almost 900 works, including some thirty books--this calamitous event was noted on the front pages of virtually every major newspaper in Western Europe.
Tideland--(1) The area adjacent to the sea or ocean which is covered during floodtide.
Carried along on a floodtide of great popular songs, most musicals, including Hollywood "talkies," remained insouciantly episodic until the development of the "book musical" in the 1940s.
September brightness sharpens everything even when the windshield isn't clear, and the backlot ragweed is conspiring to flaunt the leveled floodtide of the year before it hunkers down and loses scope the way an old man has to.
Engineers Andrew Atkinson Humphreys and James Buchanan Eads battled each other, and the river, over whether continuous embankments of levees would direct its floodtide like a chute to the Gulf.
Diana, our Princess of Hearts, was swept to heaven on a floodtide of flowers.
Their governments quickly will find democracy to be too cumbersome for responding to disruptions in food supplies, water sources and human health -- as well as to a floodtide of environmental refugees from homelands that have become incapable of feeding and supporting them.
Quite the contrary: a floodtide of conferences, books, newspaper editorials, and academic articles avidly espoused the liberal cause.
When companies can't cope with the floodtide of resumes, the process sometimes practically boils down to the applicant's copying machine talking to the company's word processor.
Noting the floodtide of rising immigrant and minority populations in California and across the nation, Cisneros in Los Angeles last month delivered an impassioned plea for developing a new civic discourse, creating a new social contract for an intensely multicultural 21st century America.
In June 1984, when Dalkon Shield litigation was reaching floodtide proportions, four ACS officials met to discuss the carrier's options.