landslide


    Wordnet
  • a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
  • an overwhelming electoral victory
    eg: "Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide"
  • GCIDE
  • Landslide (noun)
    The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain hill etc

Example sentences

For Mr. Baquet, the question of intent was resolved, given that Mr. Trump had made the same assertion two months earlier through his preferred mode of communication, the tweet: “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.
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” (Nota bene: The tweet actually contains what might be considered two untruths — or falsehoods, or erroneous assertions, or bogus claims — since Mr. Trump’s victory was no landslide, but among the closer elections in American history.)
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Mr. Ko Ni is widely credited with helping devise the strategy that allowed her to take power after her party won a landslide election in 2015.
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com have her seizing the supporting actress Oscar in a landslide on Feb. 26.
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Many broke for Mrs. Clinton by landslide margins.
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”) Since then, after a landslide Senate victory in 2008, he has slogged through life in the Senate with few signature achievements, never quite finding his moment.
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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his party to a landslide victory in India’s largest state on Saturday, consolidating his power and putting him in a strong position to win in 2019.
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Democrats, by contrast, have generally been united by a belief in government that tries to do big things, in the manner of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal or Johnson’s Great Society or, later, Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — a belief that, practically speaking, requires either landslide majorities or a willingness to compromise.
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The momentum turned into a landslide.
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Mr. Mills had a change of heart after Johnson’s landslide victory in 1964.
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If Joe Biden would have run against Donald Trump, Biden would have won in a landslide.
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” No one expected governing to be easy for Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, who became the country’s de facto leader a year ago after her party won a landslide election that ended more than a of military rule.
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Even after Ronald Reagan’s landslide in 1980, we paid little attention to the right: The central narrative of America’s political development was still believed to be the rise of the liberal state.
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Reagan’s gubernatorial victory in California two years later, followed by his two landslide presidential wins, made a mockery of Hofstadter.
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Saturday’s quake, which struck just before 1:30 a. m. toppled houses and apartment buildings, buckled roads and caused numerous landslides.
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05 December, 2020