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  • n  the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  • n  something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
    a rising tide of popular interest
  • n  there are usually two high and two low tides each day
  • v  rise or move forward
  • v  cause to float with the tide
  • v  be carried with the tide

  • That the surface of the earth itself may be subject to tides like those of the ocean has long seemed probable, but there has been no tidal gauge to measure these heavings .
  • When the waters off Florida's west coast were infested by the dreaded "red tide" nine years ago, fish died by the million and lay in" stinking windrows on the beaches.
  • Olson was also the first to explain the tide that failed during the bloody Marine landing at Tarawa on 1943.
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  • President Bush in Washington Post
    Bush said in his May 1 speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln that the war on terrorism "is not over, yet it is not endless," and declared, "We do not know the day of final victory, but we have seen the turning of the tide."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    The security and stability of each nation and all peoples-our prosperity, our health, and our safety-are in jeopardy,Obama said at a climate change summit Tuesday. "And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Chicago Tribune
    Some people counted me out and said to drop out,Clinton told a crowd here. "The American people don't quit, and they deserve a president who doesn't quit either. ...... You made your voices heard. And because of you, the tide is turning."

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