Usage examples for Floods

  1. Had your brother fallen before Numantia, the enemy would have given back what then had remained of Tiberius; but such is my hard fate, that I probably must be an humble suppliant to the floods or the waves, that they would somewhere restore to me your relics; for since Tiberius was not spared, what trust can we place either on the laws, or in the gods?" – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. At a little distance from the creek to the N. W., upon a rising piece of ground, and certainly above the reach of floods there were seven or eight huts, very different in shape and substance from any we had seen. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  3. And the oldest thing in the way of bridges in the town of Paris, a thing three hundred years old, was the bridge that stood the late floods best. – On Something by H. Belloc