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  • v. to fall from the sky, as rain
  • v. to appear inexplicably

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. precipitate as rain


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  • The Panzers opened fire on the battery, and their thunderous noise echoed round and round the confines of the narrow streets, shaking the walls and causing flakes of loose distemper to rain down as dust in the interiors of the houses.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • I felt like I had fallen back to earth, like I had been traveling on a cloud, and suddenly, it turned gray and somber and began to rain down on the Sea Marina, releasing me along with the raindrops.

    Music in The Night

  • I shoved Hair Puller at the fireplace, peripherally noticing the ceramic tiles rain down on her stupid face as she hit the floor.

    Undead and Unworthy

  • There was a Genevese, named Bagueret, who had been employed under Peter the Great, of the court of Russia, one of the most worthless, senseless fellows I ever met with; full of projects as foolish as himself, which were to rain down millions on those who took part in them.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • A gust of wind reflected off the citadel's crag to flog the edge of a sail and spray dew thick as rain down onto the frigate's deck.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Photons from the sun rain down upon the entire daytime surface of the planet.


  • I flipped back up and locked my ankles around the pole while I stood on my head, doing a Beyoncé-type hip movement that made them niggas make money rain down on me and around me on the stage.

    Real wifeys

  • Then, alas! my friend, said Yorick, let me tell you, that ’tis so bruised and mis-shapened with the blows which ... and ..., and some others have so unhandsomely given me in the dark, that I might say with Sancho Panca, that should I recover, and ‘Mitres thereupon be suffered to rain down from heaven as thick as hail, not one of them would fit it.’ —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman


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