ground swell


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Noun1.ground swell - an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression; "there was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment"
transition - a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
2.ground swell - a broad and deep undulation of the ocean
crestless wave, swell - the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
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The foundations of Property and Propriety are laid bare, twin rocks; Family Pride flounders to the surface, puffing and blowing, and refusing to be comforted; Theology, vaguely ascetic, gets up a nasty ground swell. Then the lawyers are aroused--cold brood--and creep out of their holes.
The fishing boats are racing for home, and rise and dip in the ground swell as they sweep into the harbour, bending to the scuppers.
He chased them till he was tired, and then he curled himself up and went to sleep on the hollows of the ground swell that sets in to Copper Island.
If the surf is light, no big wind chop or ground swell, a 1-ounce weight is plenty, as is that light, 10-pound-class spinning outfit.
The recent ground swell of change demanding equality, means all forms of entertainment will have to take women more seriously.
The DMM is headed by businesswomen Kirsten Rowe and Leah Halliday and they have been impressed by the ground swell of support in the town.
"I think 2018 will be the beginning of a ground swell movement to LIDAR-equipped drones.
The solutions proffered are 'real world practical' if the political will to implement them can be mustered by a ground swell of public support that will be more compelling to our politicians than their corporate donors.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 10, 2016-Ancero to Acquire New Jersey IT Services Firm Ground Swell
"And I think they really have summarised the ground swell of opinion."
"They have a devastating effect on individuals as well as communities, and there is a huge ground swell of support for their removal.

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