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


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  • This pattern-of a rising tide lifting minority boats-has certainly held true in the past.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • A rising tide of dismay tightened my throat; Soldier's Boy shared my extreme reluctance to see Lisana's treasure frittered away.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Which was all very well, except when your client was a bright truthful nine-year-old fighting a losing battle against a rising tide of lymphoblasts.

    Come To Grief

  • The whole Sudan, from Wadi Halfa to Equatoria, was held by only twenty-four thousand Egyptian soldiers, marooned in their fortified islands against a rising tide of rebellion.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Nonetheless, with a snow-and-ice storm keeping many people from their offices, and a rising tide of near hysteria in Washington among the weak-kneed, things got out of control.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • To this day, whenever a hard-hearted trickle-downer suggests that a rising tide lifts all the boats, he or she is denounced for having “an arrogant let-them-eat-cake attitude,” unconcerned with the needs of the common people.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Could the arrival of the young commanders and fresh troops from the reserve armies restore cohesion to the battered flotsam of Timoshenko's old army, now being swept up by the rising tide of Army Group B in the Don bend?


  • As the debate in the colonies raged, “men struggled desperately,” wrote Esther Forbes, “to keep some middle ground, until that ground was cut from under their feet by the rising tide of emotion, violence, and blood.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The sakers banged out for the last time, the trumpets on the hillside shrilled and were drowned by the rising tide of Royalist cheers.

    War Game

  • That said, municipal recovery of food scraps aka composting was only started a few years ago—and it looks like it will be equally successful.53 However, what municipalities have been overwhelmed by is the rising tide of products, including recyclables.



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