457 examples of droughts in sentences
And most distinctly does the Bible say that these droughts came at times when the Jews had fallen into idolatry, and profligacy therewith.
What special means God used to bring about these great droughts we cannot know, any more than we can know why a storm or a shower should come one week and not another.
I don't think droughts are natural in any part of Oz, anyway.
Not only were crime and idolatry rampant, but the death of Josiah was followed by droughts and famine.
But Care again his steps pursues; Warns him of blasts, of blighting dews, Of plund'ring insects, snails, and rains, And droughts that starved the laboured plains.
It is an interesting fact that the monsoon currents which cross the Indian Ocean from South Africa continue on their course through Australia after visiting India, and recent famines in the latter country have coincided with the droughts which caused much injury to stock in the former.
There have been many great droughts in India, but there have been no others of which such figures could have been predicated as these.
He had been in Antigua since the year 1800, and he had never known so long a continuance of dry weather, although the island is subject to severe droughts.
Since emancipation, the agricultural laborer has had to contend with two of the most obstinate droughts experienced for many years in the island, which has decreased the supply of his accustomed vegetables and ground provisions, and consequently subjected him and family to very great privations; but this even, I think, has been submitted to with becoming resignation.
The years around 1640 brought several widespread droughts in North China, a natural phenomenon that was repeated in the nineteenth century, when unrest again ensued.
There were tempests, droughts, famines, stampedes of the stock, prairie fires, and Indian forays.
" "O, Being, great, beneficent and kind, Pardon the fear that overspreads my mind; On me, great God, a little brook bestow, That winter rains may never overflow, And when the summer droughts commence their reign, Stretch forth thy hand and let the brook remain.
The great difficulty in possessing a dairy, in a warm climate, is the want of pasture, the droughts usually being so long in the summer months.
No one doubted that, in time and with care, those, then living might see most of those naked rocks clothed with verdure, for the progress of vegetation in such a climate, favoured by those accidental causes which seemed to prevent that particular region from ever suffering by droughts, is almost magical, and might convert a wilderness into a garden in the course of a very few years.
Rains are also rare in the summer season, and long droughts banish vegetation, and attract numberless columns of locusts, which destroy the plants and fruits.
The village was situated on the side of a small, picturesque stream, one of the branches of the Hokianga, but continued droughts had at this time reduced it to a trifling brook.
We were quite free from those oppressive, feverish heats which invariably prevail in the middle of the day at Sydney, and from those hot pestilential winds which are the terror of the inhabitants of New South Wales; nor were we subject to those long droughts, which are often the ruin of the Australian farmer.
The forest had to be felled, droughts, deep snows, freshets, cloudbursts, forest fires, and all the other dangers of a wilderness life faced.
Here, therefore, the Fitzroy may be said to assume all the more distinctive features of an Australian river: deep reaches, connected by shallows, and probably forming, during the droughts which characterize Australia, an unlinked chain of ponds or lagoons; and in places, leaving no other indication of its former existence than the water-worn banks and deep holes, thirsty and desolate as a desert plain.
Everything was still suffering from one of those fearful droughts that occasionally visit this colony, but are as yet unknown in Western Australia, where the seasons are certain, although available land is scarce.
During droughts water your grafted fruit trees every evening.
No May freezes, no droughts, no" "You are a pessimist, aren't you?"
On the south coast excessive droughts often parch the grass, in which case the cattle are fed on cane-tops at harvest time.
Hungary lies under the so-called temperate zone, but there does not seem much temperance in the climate when we think of the terrible, almost Siberian winters that come often enough and the heat waves occasioning frequent droughts in the lowlands.
DROUGHTS Governor Glasscock of West Virginia, while traveling through Arizona, noticed the dry, dusty appearance of the country.