Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of welter.

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Examples

  • A&W may not have been around to experience "a translucent '48," but the revelations of '73 were, I imagine, "weltering" for many of us.

    Myra, Myron, & Gore

  • Driven from our stronghold on deck, indiscriminately crammed in below like figs in a drum, "weltering," as Carlyle has it, "like an Egyptian pitcher of tamed vipers," the cabin windows all shut in, we tried to take it coolly, in spite of the suffocating heat.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • "weltering," as Carlyle has it, "like an Egyptian pitcher of tamed vipers," the cabin windows all shut in, we tried to take it coolly, in spite of the suffocating heat.

    Life in Mexico

  • -- [MS.M. erased.] [437] [ "I doubt about 'weltering' but the dictionary should decide -- look at it.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

  • Here is a great and weltering mass of individuals which we call society.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Freddie Drummond accepted the doctrine of evolution because it was quite universally accepted by college men, and he flatly believed that man had climbed up the ladder of life out of the weltering muck and mess of lower and monstrous organic things.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • Up through the foam of green and weltering waters wells this great mass of hatred, in wilder, fiercer violence, until I look down and know that today to the millions of my people no misfortune could happen,—of death and pestilence, failure and defeat—that would not make the hearts of millions of their fellows beat with fierce, vindictive joy!

    DARKWATER

  • What substratum of endeavour does he descry beneath the weltering chaos of disappointed expectations, frustrated ambitions, misdirected affections, ruinous loves, insuperable vanity, pathetic ploddings, forlorn waitings, dejected wantings, neglected cravings?

    In Quest of Happiness

  • Agamemnon, lies weltering where he fell; return thanks to heaven.

    Electra

  • If he survive this night until to-morrow's dawn, neither Achilles nor Aias, stout spearman, can stay him from utterly destroying the Argive fleet, razing its palisades and carrying the onslaught of his lance far and wide within the gates; slay him, and all is thine; let Hector's sleep alone, nor hope to leave him a weltering trunk, for he shall find death at another hand.

    Rhesus

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