Cheri told the court she tried to help her husband with the torrent of expected duties.
For her efforts, Spangler receives a torrent of hate mail and death threats.
His words come in a torrent, an id-gush; I imagine his superego watching with its usual resignation from the balcony.
c.1600, from French torrent, from Latin torrentem (nominative torrens) "rushing stream," originally "roaring, boiling, burning, parching," present participle of torrere "to parch" (see terrain). Sense of "any onrush" (of words, feelings, etc.) first recorded 1640s.