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noun tide pronunciation in British English /taɪd/
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singulartide
pluraltides
  1. 2
    [singular] a tendency of people to think or feel in a particular way
    the tide of opinion/sentiment: The tide of public opinion is moving towards tighter planning controls.
    1. a.
      a tendency of events to develop in a particular way
      the tide of history/prosperity

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