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01. There was a terrible [storm] last night, with trees falling due to strong winds.
02. It is not a good idea to go out on a boat in [stormy] weather.
03. When I was a child, my friends and I often liked to wander through cemeteries on [stormy] nights in order to scare ourselves.
04. Willa Cather once said that there are some things you learn best in calm, and some in [storm].
05. Martin Luther once suggested that the human heart is like a ship on a [stormy] sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
06. My kids and I like to go to the ocean when there is a [storm] to watch the huge waves crashing against the rocks.
07. Sarah got angry at her boyfriend for forgetting her birthday, and [stormed] out of the room.
08. There is an Azerbaijani proverb which states, "Never mind [storms] and snows for the sake of a friend."
09. Nobody minded the [storm] we had because we really needed the rain.
10. A number of telephone poles were blown over in an enormous wind[storm] we had last year.
11. Never stand under a tree during a lightning [storm].
12. It was a dark and [stormy] night.
13. In Israel, violent [storms] sometimes bring in 100 millimeters of rainfall in just 24 hours.
14. In 1995, the President of France unleashed a [storm] of worldwide protest with the announcement that nuclear testing would be resumed in French Polynesia.
15. The islands of the Maldives are so flat, and so close to sea level that the slightest [storm] could wash away some of the smaller islands.
16. In January 1999, rebels [stormed] Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, killing several thousand civilians.
17. The French Revolution began in 1789 with the [storming] of the Bastille.
18. On February 14, 1979, the American Embassy in Iran was [stormed] by demonstrators, who held the Ambassador and staff captive for several hours.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Storm — Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andreas Storm (* 1964), deutscher Politiker (CDU) Edvard Storm (1749–1794), norwegischer Lyriker Emy Storm (* 1925), schwedische Schauspielerin Frederik Storm (* 1989), dänischer Eishockeyspieler Friedrich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • storm — (n.) O.E. storm, from P.Gmc. *sturmaz (Cf. O.N. stormr, O.S., M.L.G., M.Du., Du. storm, O.H.G., Ger. sturm). O.Fr. estour onset, tumult, It. stormo are Gmc. loan words. Fig. (non meteorological) sense was in late O.E. The verb in the sense of to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • storm — ► NOUN 1) a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow. 2) an uproar or controversy: the book caused a storm in America. 3) a violent or noisy outburst of a specified feeling or reaction …   English terms dictionary

  • storm — [stôrm] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger sturm < IE base * (s)twer , to whirl, move or turn quickly > STIR1, L turbare, to agitate] 1. an atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail,… …   English World dictionary

  • storm´i|ly — storm|y «STR mee», adjective, storm|i|er, storm|i|est. 1. having a storm or storms; likely to have storms; troubled by storms: »a stormy sea, a stormy night, stormy weather. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • storm|y — «STR mee», adjective, storm|i|er, storm|i|est. 1. having a storm or storms; likely to have storms; troubled by storms: »a stormy sea, a stormy night, stormy weather. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • storm — [n1] strong weather blast, blizzard, blow, cloudburst, cyclone, disturbance, downpour, gale, gust, hurricane, monsoon, precip*, precipitation, raining cats and dogs*, snowstorm, squall, tempest, tornado, twister, whirlwind, windstorm; concept 526 …   New thesaurus

  • Storm — Storm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stormed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Storming}.] (Mil.) To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English