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the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding


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the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

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It's likely that we will see those down-to-earth sale prices back in vogue with the potential floodtide of broker-dealers for sale.
Then Glorieux, Robuste, Solitaire, Northumberland, Eveille, Brilliant, Inflexible and Sphinx, using the floodtide and the gale which piled the waters up over the sandbanks, jettisoned their guns and stores and crept into the River Vilaine.
Birmingham caught the floodtide of regeneration through culture during the 1980s and 1990s, the heroic days when the council was building Symphony Hall and buying in Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet.
The modern floodtide delta is the most recent addition to the broad sandy shelf that is extending inland along the entire length of the barrier (Fig.
In Floodtide, for example, Ross Parry allows himself to become an unwilling partner in the crimes of Morgan Brittany; and in The Dahomean, the protagonist's fate is to be sold into slavery, despite his authority and wealth.
accepted more than 40,000,000 newcomers, largely from Third World countries--and there is no apparent end in sight to this floodtide.
The anti-nostalgic de-romanticization of Poitin follows a long established tradition in the Irish language from the short stories of Padraic O Conaire to Irish language television drama of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, which included an adaptation of Mairtin O Cadhain's short story, "An Taoille Tuile" ("Floodtide").
For the so-called post-Romantic attempts "to check and perhaps even reverse the Romantic floodtide with its overriding sense of the ego, [with] the Self as the center of our poetry," Mariani argues, "is always an inside job, always the Romantic protesting the seemingly inescapable condition of his own Romanticism." (10) My sense is that the speaker's and the poet's shared preoccupation with the question of empathy in "Spring and Fall" clearly testifies to that Romantic condition.
From Scots national poet Robert Burns, to American comedian Lenny Bruce; from Country Joe McDonald's give-me-an-F cheer at Woodstock to "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut," the offensive word that provides the title for Steven Anderson's penetrating documentary/social critique has either enriched or infected Western culture to the point that we're either drowning in a "floodtide of filth" or blessed with the best verbal relief valve ever devised by man.
He caught a flounder, two coalfish and a bass on the floodtide, for 94cm.
A performance fuelled by sheer strength of will and carried to conclusion on a floodtide of raw and moving emotion.
Most of W.'s discussion presents the various arguments set forth against French liturgist, Aime-Georges Martimort, whose Les diaconesses: Essai historique (1982) sought to dam the floodtide of factual analysis about women deacons after the reinstitution of the diaconate as a permanent state.
The Shippsification of this floodtide has limits that derive from its sources--sources that eclipse the mere excellence of Shipps's thought.
Yet the world grown Wrathfial, corrupt, once loosed a true floodtide That inched inside the wards where the frail are tied To their beds, invaded attics, climbed to disclose Sharks in the nurseries, eels on the floors, to close Over lives and cries and herds, and on that tide, Which splintered barn, cottage and city piece Meal, one sole family rode the world to peace.
Since then we have witnessed a veritable floodtide of critical writings, few of which could be reproached for a lack of seriousness.