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  • n  (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
  • n  a forceful forward rush or flow
    from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

  • Just in case of such an onrush, county offices will be open late and on Saturdays for at least the next two weeks, and maybe longer.
  • Two men were being swept along last week by an onrush of events which were now well beyond their controlor the control of any other individual.
  • Since the initial onrush of 300 NGOs and 3 million volunteers in the months after the disaster, the damaged regions now have only about 50 NGOs and 50,000 volunteers, according to .
News & Articles

  • Rivers retreat, give Missouri a break
    Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after two levees breached, but Wednesday brings relief, as rivers continue to retreat, weather forecasters say.
    June 5, 2013 - CNN
  • Rivers recede in wake of Missouri levee breaches
    Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after two levees breached, but Wednesday brings relief, as rivers continue to retreat, weather forecasters say.
    June 5, 2013 - CNN
  • Coal Power Plant In Mississippi Flood Path
    WEST ALTON, MO – Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after...
    June 5, 2013 - FOX 2 News St. Louis
Quotes

  • Mirek Topolanek in Inter Press Service (subscription)
    As I watch the persistent and successful struggle of the Israelis to maintain a civilisation in the onrush of barbarianism, it awakens optimism in me,Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said in an address celebrating Israel's Independence...
  • John Simon in Broadway World
    John Simon in New York Magazine said, "GOLDA'S BALCONY is perfect: the play conveys so many lives, so much history, such an onrush of humanity."
  • Mark Clark in Jerusalem Post
    Clark emphasized, "There was a time of unleavened bread in this war; the time when it looked as though we might not have time to rise - time to raise an army and equip it, time to stop the onrush of a Germany that was already risen. But the bread...

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