pouring rain

pour rain

To rain very heavily, especially for a long period of time. We were so looking forward to stretching out on the beach in the sunshine, but it poured rain the whole time we were there. It was pouring rain as we drove up to the cemetery for the funeral.
See also: pour, rain

pouring rain

very heavy rain. The children's clothes were soaked after they played out in the pouring rain. I waited in the pouring rain for the next bus.
See also: pour, rain
References in classic literature ?
Philip changed his chair for that in which his uncle had been sitting (it was the only comfortable one in the room), and looked out of the window at the pouring rain.
The child and her grandfather, after waiting in vain to thank them or ask them whither they should go, passed through a dirty lane into a crowded street, and stood, amid its din and tumult, and in the pouring rain, as strange, bewildered, and confused, as if they had lived a thousand years before, and were raised from the dead and placed there by a miracle.
If the departure of Mademoiselle Cormon made a great noise in Alencon, it is easy to imagine the uproar caused by her sudden return on the following day, in a pouring rain which beat her face without her apparently minding it.
At the next corner she got out, of course; and as she had no more money, she had to walk the rest of the way to the yards in the pouring rain.
The logical connection of the present with his immediate departure and the absolute necessity of visiting them for that purpose in pouring rain at midnight was not made clear.
Thank Goodness it will always be a consolation to me to know that I instantly went out in a pouring rain and bought the things.
He rubbed the frosted moisture from the inside of the window and peered out at the pouring rain, through which he could discern nothing.
It has been pouring rain and blowing a hurricane ever since," said he.
Even when it's pouring rain, Malcolm can't stay inside.
MULTAN -- Three people including two children lost their lives as roof a house caved in as a result of pouring rain.
She said, 'Do you remember the days we used to come up from Leeds and Manchester and stand outside in the pouring rain and get knocked about by horses?
Many people climbed on to their roofs in the pouring rain after storm sewers backed up.
Then I was living in St Athan Village and to go to the cinema in Llantwit Major, Barry or Cardiff one would have to go to the bus stop and wait for the bus, sometimes in the pouring rain - no bus shelters then.
There's nothing like a winter's night -- bitter cold, with pouring rain and slashing winds that no umbrella can resist, thick fog, and deep mud -- to turn Hanukkah night into Tu Be'Shvat in the Land of Israel.
But yesterday's capital turnout in the pouring rain showed Labour will walk the pavement war.