Sentence Examples


  • The purpose was to decrease the floods which sometimes threaten to entirely submerge the city.
  • For the next sixty years an urgent question was the prevention of floods in the capital.
  • The greatest proportionate deficiency, however, is observable in the arenaceous region between the Danube and Theiss, where for the most part only periodical floods occur.
  • Among the worst floods were those of the years 1 774, 1 799, 1815, 1830, 1845, 1862, 1890 and 1909.
  • During floods they pour over their banks upon the surrounding valleys, by a thousand channels which interlace and establish communication between the main streams. After numerous bifurcations they find their way into the sea by three principal mouths.